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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : 'Home Alone' Holds Its Own

February 05, 1991|PAT H. BROESKE | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press.

Fox's "Home Alone" not only held onto the No. 1 spot in box office ticket sales for the 12th consecutive week, but actually saw business jump 11% over the previous weekend. Other films showing increased post-Super Bowl business were: "Dances With Wolves," up 13%; Buena Vista's "White Fang," up 2%; and Universal's "Once Around," up 7%. Buena Vista's "Green Card," which widened to 703 screens, led all films in per-screen average ($5,762). New titles in wide release performed poorly. Studio Three's horror spoof "Popcorn" earned just $2.5 million at 1,059 theaters, while Buena Vista's "Run"--failing to hurdle a wall of bad reviews--did just $2.2 million at 1,173 theaters.

* "Queens Logic," boasting an acclaimed ensemble cast in a tale of Angst in New York, debuted with a soft $144,341 on 37 screens, a per-screen average of $3,901.

Movie Weekend Screens/ Weeks in Total (Studio) Gross Average Release Gross 1. "Home Alone" $8.2 2,009 12 $213.5 (20th Century Fox) Million $4,089 Million 2. "Dances With Wolves" $4.8 1,343 13 $98.6 (Orion Pictures) Million $3,565 Million 3. "White Fang" $4.7 1,259 3 $17.2 (Buena Vista) Million $3,768 Million 4. "Awakenings" $4.5 1,330 7 $32.5 (Columbia Pictures) Million $3,366 Million 5. "Once Around" $4.1 725 3 $5.2 (Universal Pictures) Million $1,730 Million * "Queen's Logic" $144,341 37 1 $144,341 (New Line/7 Arts) $3,901

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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