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THREE-DAY WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : 'Lambs' Is Still Roaring

March 19, 1991|PAT H. BROESKE | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Fox's "Class Action," a courtroom drama starring Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as battling father-daughter lawyers, was the only new title to make the Top Five. Paramount's "The Perfect Weapon," featuring martial artist Jeff Speakman, came in sixth with $3.9 million on 1,229 screens, for a per-screen average of $3,201. Warners' "Guilty by Suspicion," the Irwin Winkler-directed drama about the Hollywood blacklist, was 10th with $2.3 million on 817 screens, an average of $2,789. "If Looks Could Kill," starring Richard Grieco as a student who finds himself in James Bond-like intrigue, was 11th with $2.2 million on 838 screens, an average of $2,681.

* France's action entry "La Femme Nikita" earned $56,890 on four screens, for a strong $14,223 per-screen.

Movie Weekend Screens/ Weeks in Total (Studio) Gross Average Release Gross 1. "Silence of the Lambs" $7.6 1,600 5 $68.8 (Orion) Million $4,785 Million 2. "New Jack City" $5.8 887 2 $15.8 (Warner Bros.) Million $6,584 Million 3. "Sleeping With Enemy" $4.8 1,549 6 $68.0 (20th Century Fox) Million $3,098 Million 4. "Class Action" $4.2 777 1 $4.2 (20th Century Fox) Million $5,405 Million 5. "The Hard Way" $4.0 1,627 2 $12.2 (Universal Pictures) Million $2,465 Million * "La Femme Nikita" $56,890 4 2 $128,610 (Samuel Goldwyn Co.) $14,223

SOURCES: Exhibitor Relations Co., Times estimates

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