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Weekend Box Office : 'Legends' Refuses to Fall Back

January 31, 1995|-ROBERT W. WELKOS

Despite competition from the Super Bowl, TriStar Pictures' "Legends of the Fall" continued to outpace the rest of the pack, capturing first place with $6.3 million in ticket sales.

The weekend's highest opening film was "Highlander: The Final Dimension," which took in $5.6 million for second place on the weekly box-office chart.

* "Miami Rhapsody," a new comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Antonio Banderas and Mia Farrow, grossed more than $71,000 at two theaters.

Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average 1"Legends of the Fall" $6.3 2,038 (TriStar) $35.5 $3,096 2 "Highlander: The Final Dimension" $5.6 1,593 (Miramax) $5.6 $3,538 3"Dumb and Dumber" $4.3 2,391 (New Line) $103.9 $1,790 4"Nobody's Fool" $4.1 1,007 (Paramount) $20.2 $4,067 5"Higher Learning" $3.4 1,450 (Columbia) $29.8 $2,365 6 "Murder in the First" $3.2 1,302 (Warner Bros.) $9.4 $2,471 7 "Houseguest" $2.2 1,492 (Disney/Hollywood) $20.3 $1,508 8 "Little Women" $2.1 1,546 (Columbia) $40.3 $1,387 9 "Disclosure" $2 1,547 (Warner Bros.) $76.4 $1,303 10 "Demon Knight" $1.8 1,724 (Universal) $17.3 $1,055 * "Miami Rhapsody" $71,421 2 (Disney/Hollywood) $71,421 $35,711

Weeks in Movie (Studio) Release 1"Legends of the Fall" 6 (TriStar) 2 "Highlander: The Final Dimension" 1 (Miramax) 3"Dumb and Dumber" 7 (New Line) 4"Nobody's Fool" 6 (Paramount) 5"Higher Learning" 3 (Columbia) 6 "Murder in the First" 2 (Warner Bros.) 7 "Houseguest" 4 (Disney/Hollywood) 8 "Little Women" 6 (Columbia) 9 "Disclosure" 8 (Warner Bros.) 10 "Demon Knight" 3 (Universal) * "Miami Rhapsody" 1 (Disney/Hollywood)

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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