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'Angels' Stays Aloft in Top Spot

Weekend Box Office

April 21, 1998|ROBERT W. WELKOS

You might say the films released over the weekend were stopped by an angel--"City of Angels" to be exact. The Warner Bros. movie starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan remained atop the chart for the second week. It beat out "The Object of My Affection," a romantic comedy from 20th Century Fox starring Jennifer Aniston of TV's "Friends."

As "Lost in Space" and "Titanic" slipped to Nos. 3 and 4, two new films had lackluster openings. "Paulie," a comedy from DreamWorks SKG featuring a parrot, came in at No. 5, while "Major League III" from Warner Bros. opened at No. 10.

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Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1."City of Angels" $12.3 2,329 2 (Warner Bros.) $34.1 $5,295 2."The Object $9.7 1,890 1 of My Affection" (Fox) $9.7 $5,146 3."Lost in Space" $7.5 3,306 3 (New Line) $52.3 $2,254 4."Titanic" $7.4 3,012 18 (Paramount/Fox) $554.1 $2,459 5."Paulie" $5.4 1,553 1 (DreamWorks) $5.4 $3,458 6."Species 2" $4.0 2,510 2 (MGM/UA) $13.8 $1,599 7."Neil Simon's $3.8 1,852 2 7.Odd Couple II" (Paramount) $10.7 $2,039 8."Mercury Rising" $3.7 2,213 3 (Universal) $24.7 $1,685 9."The Players Club" $3.6 593 2 (New Line) $14.3 $6,054 10."Major League III" $2.1 2,322 1 (Warner Bros.) $2.1 $899

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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