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Weekend Box Office : 'Fugitive' Makes Off With $23.8 Million

August 10, 1993|DAVID J. FOX

Wanted: "The Fugitive" for running away with the weekend's box-office thunder. The opening-weekend gross of $23.8 million was not only the biggest ever for an August weekend but it was one of the year's biggest openings, period.

* "The Wedding Banquet," a comedic look at modern values versus Old World traditions, had a feast in its first weekend at seven theaters.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "The Fugitive" $23.8 2,340 1 (Warner Bros.) $23.8 $10,153 2. "Rising Sun" $9.1 1,675 2 (20th Century Fox) $31.1 $5,411 3. "In the Line of Fire" $5.8 1,925 5 (Columbia) $77.3 $3,018 4. "Free Willy" $5.4 1,847 4 (Warner Bros.) $45.3 $2,945 5. "Jurassic Park" $5.1 1,906 9 (Universal) $292.2 $2,685 6. "The Firm" $4.7 1,812 6 (Paramount) $133.3 $2,594 7. "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" $4.5 1,402 2 (20th Century Fox) $18.4 $3,184 8. "Sleepless in Seattle" $3.7 1,408 7 (TriStar) $96.5 $2,594 9. "Meteor Man" $2.6 1,060 1 (MGM) $2.6 $2,493 10. "Poetic Justice" $2.1 1,170 3 (Columbia) $25.1 $1,797 * "The Wedding Banquet" $134,870 7 1 (Samuel Goldwyn Co.) $174,087 $19,267

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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