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Weekend Box Office : 'House Party 2' Takes Top Spot

October 29, 1991|DAVID J. FOX

The hip-hop comedy "House Party 2" took first place in its first weekend. But the new John Hughes entry, "Curly Sue," did soft business in its debut on considerably more screens. Business was off 18% for "Other People's Money," which fell to third after one week at the top, while "The Fisher King" slipped 27%, barely reaching a disappointing $30 million after five weeks in release.

* "The Butcher's Wife," starring Demi Moore and Jeff Daniels, opened to lean business, while John Sayles' much-lauded "City of Hope," in its third week of limited release, did a slow $201,677 on 70 screens. Meanwhile, Jodie Foster's "Little Man Tate," in 395 theaters, cruises along with a high per-screen average of $4,949, for $6 million after three weeks. It opens in 600 more theaters Friday.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "House Party 2" $6 1,165 1 (New Line Cinema) $7.2 $5,171 2. "Curly Sue" $4.8 1,636 1 (Warner Bros.) $4.8 $2,934 3. "Other People's Money" $4.1 1,551 2 (Warner Bros.) $11 $2,643 4. "The Fisher King" $2.5 1,150 3 (TriStar) $15 $2,280 5. "Frankie & Johnny" $2.47 1,150 3 (Paramount) $13 $2,156 * "The Butcher's Wife" $2.4 800 1 (Paramount) $2.4 $3,053

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday October 30, 1991 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 2 Column 5 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 26 words Type of Material: Correction
Incorrect gross-- The total box-office gross for "The Fisher King" after five weeks of release is $30.9 million. The wrong figure was given in the box-office chart in Tuesday's Calendar.

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co. and industry estimates

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