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Weekend Box Office : 'Fisher King' Still Reigns

October 08, 1991|DAVID J. FOX

"The Fisher King" still reigns, with ticket sales dropping only 12% from the previous weekend. "Ricochet" and "The Super" debuted with fair grosses, while Goldie Hawn's "Deceived" added screens and improved its take 6%. "Suburban Commando," "Shout" and "Man in the Moon" made little box-office noise, but "Paradise," in sixth place, expanded to 681 theaters and collected a strong $5,253 per-screen. The 1982 "Blade Runner," at Los Angeles' Nuart Theatre, continued to do blazing business, as second weekend grosses improved 13%, for a total of $88,817 in 10 days.

* "Stepping Out," starring Liza Minnelli, danced to a strong $13,500 per screen. Ken Russell's "Whore" attracted modest attention: $165,000 at 54 houses.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "The Fisher King" $6.1 1,530 3 (TriStar) $16 $3,989 2. "Ricochet" $4.8 1,560 1 (Warner Bros.) $4.8 $3,097 3. "Deceived" $4.7 1,186 2 (Touchstone) $10.9 $4,013 4. "Necessary Roughness" $4.5 1,695 2 (Paramount) $12.5 $2,640 5. "The Super" $3.6 1,578 1 (Fox) $3.6 $2,317 * "Stepping Out" $94,000 7 1 (Paramount) $94,000 $13,500

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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