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Weekend Box Office

Moviegoers Track 'The Jackal'

November 18, 1997|ROBERT W. WELKOS

Universal Pictures, which hadn't released a movie since "Kull the Conquerer" on Aug. 29, scored a hit over the weekend with its latest release, "The Jackal." The action film, starring Bruce Willis and Richard Gere, took in $15.2 million. Coming in second was TriStar Pictures' "Starship Troopers," followed closely by Disney's reissue of its 1989 animated fantasy, "The Little Mermaid." "Anastasia" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, taking in $120,541. The 20th Century Fox animated film will go wide next weekend.

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Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "The Jackal" $15.2 2,193 1 (Universal) $15.2 $6,915 2. "Starship Troopers" $10.0 2,971 2 (Sony/TriStar) $39.2 $3,377 3. "The Little Mermaid" $9.8 2,054 1 (Disney) $9.8* $4,778 4. "Bean" $7.9 2,015 5** (Gramercy) $31.8 $3,940 5. "The Man Who Knew Too Little" $4.6 2,036 1 (Warner Bros.) $4.6 $2,262 6. "I Know What You Did" $4.1 2,430 5 (Sony/Columbia) $60.4 $1,672 7. "Devil's Advocate" $3.5 2,016 5 (Warner Bros.) $50.5 $1,737 8. "Red Corner" $2.62 2,507 3 (MGM/UA) $19.2 $1,045 9. "Boogie Nights" $2.6 1,003 6 (New Line) $18.6 $2,570 10. "Eve's Bayou" $2.5 672 2 (Trimark) $6.9 $3,777

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*Reissue.

**Second week in the United States; fifth week in Canada.

SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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