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Weekend Box Office

'Rush Hour's' in No Hurry to Slack Off

September 29, 1998|ROBERT W. WELKOS

"Rush Hour" ruled the box office for the second week in a row, taking in $21.2 million, while Robert De Niro's action film "Ronin" captured second place in its first week in release with $12.7 million. "Urban Legend" debuted in third place with $10.5 million.

"Ronin" is one of the better openings for a De Niro film. In 1995, "Casino" debuted at $14.5 million, while "Copland" grossed $13.5 million on its maiden weekend in 1997.

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Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "Rush Hour" $21.2 2,643 2 (New Line) $64.0 $8,022 2. "Ronin" $12.7 2,487 1 (MGM/UA) $12.7 $5,106 3. "Urban Legend" $10.5 2,257 1 (Sony/TriStar) $10.5 $4,659 4. "One True Thing" $4.44 1,626 2 (Universal) $13.2 $2,730 5. "Something About Mary" $4.43 2,471 11 (Fox) $153.3 $1,793 6. "Simon Birch" $2.6 923 3 (Disney/Hollywood) $11.7 $2,808 7. "Saving Private Ryan" $2.5 2,203 10 (DreamWorks) $181.8 $1,140 8. "Rounders" $2.4 2,188 3 (Miramax) $19.9 $1,081 9. "Blade" $2.0 2,232 6 (New Line) $64.3 $900 10. "Ever After" $1.3 1,627 9 (Fox) $61.4 $809

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