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Weekend Box Office

July 02, 1996|ELAINE DUTKA

While Eddie Murphy in "The Nutty Professor" was filling up theaters, Castle Rock's "Lone Star" opened better than any other picture in director John Sayles' career. The story of murder, race and love in a small Texas town earned an impressive $10,241 per-screen average in its second week of release.

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Weekend Gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1."The Nutty Professor" $25.4 2,115 1 (Universal) $25.4 $12,015 2."Eraser" $17.2 2,556 2 (Warner Bros.) $53.6 $6,716 3."Hunchback of Notre Dame" $14.3 2,778 2 (Walt Disney) $47.1 $5,151 4."Striptease" $12.3 1,970 1 (Columbia) $12.3 $6,255 5."The Rock" $11.0 2,409 4 (Disney/Hollywood) $98.3 $4,559 6."Mission: Impossible" $4.83 2,212 6 (Paramount) $164.3 $2,185 7."Cable Guy" $4.8 2,590 3 (Columbia) $50.5 $1,856 8."Twister" $4.79 2,318 8 (Warner Bros.) $219.6 $2,065 9."Dragonheart" $1.8 1,461 5 (Universal) $44.0 $1,265 10."Eddie" $1.0 944 5 (Disney/Hollywood) $28.8 $1,112 *"Lone Star" $409,645 40 2 (Sony Picture Classics) $779,262 $10,241

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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