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Weekend Box Office : Moviegoers Getting 'Shorty'

October 31, 1995|CLAUDIA PUIG

"Get Shorty," the MGM dark comedy starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman, was not short on audience, capturing the top box-office spot for the second week in a row and expanding to 395 more theaters across the country. Most films that opened this weekend did respectably, according to John Krier, president of Exhibitor Relations, with the weekend down just 4% from last year.

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Three-Day Gross/ Screens/ Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average 1. "Get Shorty" $10.2 2,007 (MGM) $27.0 $5,083 2. "Powder" $7.1 1,592 (Disney/Hollywood) $7.1 $4,489 3. "Vampire in Brooklyn" $7.0 2,307 (Paramount) $7.0 $3,054 4. "Copycat" $5.2 1,390 (Warner Bros.) $5.2 $3,720 5. "Now and Then" $4.5 1,713 (New Line) $13.4 $2,605 6. "Seven" $4.0 2,252 (New Line) $73.3 $1,792 7. "Three Wishes" $2.6 1,535 (Savoy) $2.6 $1,695 8. "How to Make an American Quilt" $1.6 1,447 (Universal) $19.0 $1,095 9. "Assassins" $1.5 1,892 (Warner Bros.) $26.2 $779 10. "To Die For" $1.2 954 (Sony/Columbia) $17.7 $1,306

Weeks in Movie (Studio) Release 1. "Get Shorty" 2 (MGM) 2. "Powder" 1 (Disney/Hollywood) 3. "Vampire in Brooklyn" 1 (Paramount) 4. "Copycat" 1 (Warner Bros.) 5. "Now and Then" 2 (New Line) 6. "Seven" 6 (New Line) 7. "Three Wishes" 1 (Savoy) 8. "How to Make an American Quilt" 4 (Universal) 9. "Assassins" 4 (Warner Bros.) 10. "To Die For" 5 (Sony/Columbia)

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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