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'Sneakers' Races to the Top Spot

September 15, 1992|DAVID J. FOX

The high-tech caper movie "Sneakers" pulled off a mission impossible by uncovering a gold mine at the box office on the usually slow post-Labor Day weekend. With grosses for other films falling way off, "Sneakers" gobbled up about one-third of the pie. Also new to the Top 10, but doing tepid business, were the gruesome "Hellraiser III" and the sailing adventure "Wind."

* The political satire "Bob Roberts," scored a hefty $400,000 on 40 screens, and the re-release of "Blade Runner" showed even stronger numbers: $630,000 on 58 screens. In contrast, "Crossing the Bridge," from Disney/Touchstone, did a slow $243,600 on 235 screens.

Weekend Box Office

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "Sneakers" $10 1,731 1 (Universal) $10.1 $5,795 2. "Honeymoon in Vegas" $3.8 1,749 3 (Columbia) $24.6 $2,200 3. "Hellraiser III" $3.2 862 1 (Miramax) $3.2 $3,722 4. "Unforgiven" $2.5 2,025 6 (Warner Bros.) $67.3 $1,259 5. "Single White Female" $2.4 1,744 5 (Columbia) $39.2 $1,356 6. "Wind" $2.2 982 1 (TriStar) $2.2 $2,245 7. "Pet Sematary 2" $1.7 1,852 3 (Paramount) $12.7 $907 8. "Death Becomes Her" $1.6 1,704 7 (Universal) $52.6 $925 9. "Sister Act" $1.1 1,229 16 (Touchstone) $131 $940 10. "A League of Their Own" $1 1,348 11 (Columbia) $102 $751 * "Bob Roberts" $419,202 40 2 (Paramount) $810,320 $10,480

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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