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'Mo' Money' Takes In Most Money

July 28, 1992|DAVID J. FOX

Three of the weekend's Top 5 movies are headlined by African-American stars, a rare, if not unprecedented situation in Hollywood. In first place was "Mo' Money," headed by Damon Wayans (of TV's "In Living Color"). The movie, trounced by many critics for lameness and insensitivity, nevertheless, pushed "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" to second place.

Whoopi Goldberg's "Sister Act" hit a whopping $105 million while grosses for Eddie Murphy's "Boomerang" took a sharp 44% drop.

* There was no saving "Mom and Dad Save the World," which Warner Bros. had long delayed releasing. It proved an outright flop.

Weekend Box Office

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "Mo' Money" $12.4 1,689 1 (Columbia) $12.4 $7,333 2. "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" $8.6 2,376 2 (Disney) $27 $3,625 3. "A League of Their Own" $7.3 2,084 4 (Columbia) $66.7 $3,509 4. "Sister Act" $4.5 1,933 9 (Touchstone) $105.1 $2,308 5. "Boomerang" $3.8 1,829 4 (Paramount) $54.6 $2,096 6. "Universal Soldier" $3.4 1,925 3 (TriStar) $26.2 $17.53 7. "Unlawful Entry" $3.1 1,449 5 (Fox) $42.7 $2,288 8. "Batman Returns" $2.8 1,806 6 (Warner Bros.) $150.6 $1,567 9. "Prelude to a Kiss" $2.2 1,169 3 (Fox) $14.9 $1,924 10. "A Stranger Among Us" $2.1 684 2 (Hollywood) $6.4 $3,131 * "Mom and Dad Save the World" $984,627 904 1 (Warner Bros.) $984,627 $1,089

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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