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Weekend Box Office : Reaching Higher Highs in Ticket Sales

August 02, 1994|DAVID J. FOX

The weekend's total of $105 million for all films in the marketplace represents an all-time high for a non-holiday weekend. It surpasses the previous record weekend--established only a week earlier--of $104 million.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "The Mask" $23.1 2,360 1 (New Line) $25 $9,795 2. "Forrest Gump" $18.2 2,117 4 (Paramount) $140.6 $8,597 3. "True Lies" $13.7 2,510 3 (20th Century Fox) $85.2 $5,475 4. "The Client" $12.6 2,365 2 (Warner Bros.) $44 $5,320 5. "The Lion King" $10 2,577 7 (Walt Disney) $218.6 $3,860 6. "It Could Happen to You" $8.1 1,506 1 (TriStar) $8.1 $5,387 7. "Angels in the Outfield" $5 1,879 3 (Walt Disney) $31.1 $2,577 8. "Speed" $2.6 1,437 8 (20th Century Fox) $104.8 $1,851 9. "Lassie" $1.5 1,785 2 (Paramount) $6.7 $871 10. "Black Beauty" $1.3 1,312 1 (Warner Bros.) 1.3 $980 *"Four Weddings and a Funeral" $269,028 254 21 (Gramercy) $51.2 $1,059

* The independently produced romantic comedy from England, starring Hugh Grant, has topped the $50-million mark--not a bad feat in a competitive season mainly ruled by the major studio releases.

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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