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Weekend Box Office

December 22, 1998|SUSAN KING

'You've Got Mail': Good News for Warner

Warner Bros.' "You've Got Mail" delivered $18.4 million in its first weekend to place No. 1 at the box office. The comedy, which reunites "Sleepless in Seattle" stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, had a per-screen average of $6,848. "Sleepless" took in $17.3 million during its opening weekend in June 1993.

DreamWorks' "The Prince of Egypt," a lavish, animated dramatization of the life of Moses, placed second in its opening weekend with $14.5 million.

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Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "You've Got Mail" $18.4 2,691 1 (Warner Bros.) $18.4 $6,848 2. "The Prince of Egypt" $14.5 3,118 1 (DreamWorks) $14.5 $4,658 3. "A Bug's Life" $10.0 2,773 5 (Disney/Pixar) $96.3 $3,602 4. "Star Trek: Insurrection" $8.3 2,649 2 (Paramount) $35.6 $3,137 5. "Jack Frost" $5.1 2,152 2 (Warner Bros.) $13.7 $2,373 6. "Enemy of the State" $4.8 2,237 5 (Disney/Touchstone) $79.1 $2,140 7. "The Waterboy" $3.1 2,242 7 (Disney/Touchstone) $141.0 $1,401 8. "The Rugrats Movie" $2.9 2,616 5 (Paramount) $76.9 $1,093 9. "Psycho" $1.9 2,324 3 (Universal) $18.5 $830 10. "Elizabeth" $931,078 548 7 (Gramercy) $13.2 $1,699

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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