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Weekend Box Office : 'Player,' 'Vinny' Show Strength

May 12, 1992|DAVID J. FOX

"The Player" played especially well for a small film in small release. After nine weeks, "My Cousin Vinny" headed for half-price theaters and gained business. Overall, box office remained sluggish.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "Basic Instinct" $4 1,884 9 (Tristar) $89.1 $2,130 2. "White Men Can't Jump" $2.7 1,815 7 (Fox) $62.2 $1,483 3. "Beethoven" $2.4 1,892 6 (Universal) $38.2 $1,290 4. "The Player" $2.3 431 5 (Fine Line) $7.3 $5,336 5. "Folks" $1.5 1,402 2 (Fox) $4.3 $1,076 6. "Wayne's World" $1.48 1,236 13 (Paramount) $110.6 $1,198 7. "Split Second" $1.42 1,080 2 (Interstar) $4.2 $1,318 8. "Deep Cover" $1.4 902 4 (New Line) $4 $1,552 9. "My Cousin Vinny" $1.3 930 9 (Fox) $44.45 $1,456 10. "Sleepwalkers" $1.2 1,291 5 (Columbia) $26.5 $976 * "Crisscross" $1.04 449 1 (MGM) $1.04 $2,319

* "Crisscross," with Goldie Hawn, opened soft. A sneak of "Far and Away" Saturday night was sold out in all 71 theaters.

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co. and industry estimates

For the Record
Los Angeles Times Wednesday May 13, 1992 Home Edition Calendar Part F Page 2 Column 3 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 29 words Type of Material: Correction
Wrong gross--The cumulative gross for New Line Pictures' "Deep Cover" is $11.7 million after four weeks in release. An estimated gross of $4 million in Tuesday's Calendar was compiled from incomplete data.

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