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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE : 'FX2' Leads a Slow Field

May 14, 1991|DAVID J. FOX

Orion Pictures' special-effects sequel "FX2" debuted in first place over the weekend at the national box office, but it led a slow field. Blake Edwards' "Switch" entered the market with light figures.

* Madonna's backstage saga opened to sizzling business in Los Angeles and New York. It expands to 400 screens Friday.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "FX2" $5.4 1,499 1 (Orion) $5.4 $3,639 2. "Switch" $3.8 1,013 1 (Warner Bros.) $3.8 $3,751 3. "Oscar" $3.2 1,391 3 (Disney) $15.1 $2,287 4. "One Good Cop" $2.1 1,454 2 (Disney) $6.6 $1,438 5. "The Silence of the Lambs" $1.9 1,574 13 (Orion) $115 $1,248 * "Madonna: Truth or Dare" $311.143 9 1 (Miramax) $311.143 $34,571

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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