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THE TIMES FILM INDEX

Tracking the Top 10

May 04, 1993

Total grosses of the latest Top 10 box office releases for films grossing at least $1 million during the prior weekend for the week ending May 2. In millions of dollars.

Wks. in Wknd. From Rank Film Distributor Release Screens Total Last 1 Indecent Proposal Paramount 4 1,922 $7.1 -29% 2 Sidekicks Triumph 4 1,214 3.7 +794 3 Indian Summer Buena Vista 2 1,401 3.1 -7 4 Benny and Joon MGM/UA 3 1,314 3.1 -19 5 The Sandlot Fox 4 1,758 2.5 -36 6 Who's the Man? New Line 2 954 2.2 -53 7 Three of Hearts New Line 1 792 1.9 -- 8 The Dark Half Orion 2 1,561 1.9 -41 9 Splitting Heirs Universal 1 850 1.7 -- 10 Cop and a Half Universal 5 1,682 1.7 -25

Office U.S. Rank To Date B.O.* 1 $71.4 $94 2 5.3 18 3 7.5 16 4 12.3 21 5 21.0 26 6 7.5 10 7 1.9 7 8 6.1 10 9 1.7 7 10 22.9 27

* Distributors receive about 53% of box office revenue, on average.

Source: Lisbeth R. Barron, S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc.; Entertainment Data Inc.

Domestic Market Share

Walt Disney: 19.5% Warner Bros.: 17.0% Columbia: 13.2 Universal: 10.9% 20th Century Fox: 8.2% Paramount: 8.0% New Line: 6.7% Miramax: 6.5% MGM: 3.7% Tristar: 2.2%

Coming Attractions . . . 'Dave'

* Studio: Warner Bros.

* Release date: Friday, in 1,200 theaters nationwide

* Production cost: $28 million

* Cast: Kevin Klein, Sigourney Weaver

* Director: Ivan Reitman

* Synopsis: A presidential stand-in gets more than he bargained for.

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