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Weekend Box Office : An Arresting Opening for 'TimeCop'

September 20, 1994|ELAINE DUTKA

Despite the usual post-Labor Day slowdown, box-office receipts again topped the comparable figures for 1993, as they have every weekend since July 8.

Universal's "TimeCop" accounted for a little more than one in four tickets sold, becoming the first Jean-Claude Van Damme picture to land in first place. "It's one of the best September openings ever," notes John Krier, president of Exhibitor Relations, which tracks box-office performances.

* Robert Redford's "Quiz Show," a drama based on the 1950s quiz show scandals, turned in a strong performance for Disney's Hollywood Pictures in a 13-city limited run. This Friday, it will open on 220 more screens nationwide.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1."TimeCop" $12.1 2,228 1 (Universal) $12.1 $5,415 2."Forrest Gump" $6.0 2,356 11 (Paramount) $256.3 $2,575 3."Clear and Present Danger" $3.2 2,001 7 (Paramount) $109.2 $1,620 4."Natural Born Killers" $2.9 1,801 4 (Warner Bros.) $39.5 $1,595 5."The Mask" $2.0 1,799 8 (New Line) $106.5 $1,087 6."Milk Money" $1.8 1,361 3 (Paramount) $13.1 $1,342 7."Corrina, Corrina" $1.7 972 6 (New Line) $14.3 $1,794 8."The Lion King" $1.62 975 14 (Walt Disney) $266.9 $1,665 9."The Next Karate Kid" $1.6 1,489 6 (Columbia) $5.2 $1,075 10."True Lies" $1.56 1,309 10 (Fox) $137.4 $1,189 * "Quiz Show" $757,714 27 1 (Hollywood/Disney) $792,366 $28,063

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