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Weekend Box Office

September 21, 1999|ROBERT W. WELKOS

'Blue Streak' Outruns 'Game' to Finish First

The new Martin Lawrence cop comedy, "Blue Streak," from Columbia Pictures, with $19.2 million, streaked past Kevin Costner's baseball yarn, "For Love of the Game," which took in $13 million for Universal, to win the weekend box-office derby.

Meanwhile, DreamWorks SKG's critically acclaimed dark comedy "American Beauty" took in $861,531 in limited release for an impressive per-screen average of $53,846.

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Three-day gross/ Screens/ Weeks in Movie (Studio) Total (millions) Average Release 1. "Blue Streak" $19.2 2,735 1 (Sony/Columbia) $19.2 $7,023 2. "For Love of the Game" $13.0 2,82 1 (Universal) $13.0 $4,610 3. "The Sixth Sense" $11.2 2,788 7 (Disney/Hollywood) $213.3 $4,020 4. "Stigmata" $9.2 2,901 2 (MGM) $33.0 $3,181 5. "Stir of Echoes" $3.9 1,943 2 (Artisan) $11.9 $2,032 6. "Runaway Bride" $2.6 2,384 8 (Paramount) $144.2 $1,093 7. "The Thomas Crown Affair" $2.0 1,658 7 (MGM) $64.3 $1,180 8. "Bowfinger" $1.7 2,063 6 (Universal) $63.0 $830 9. "The 13th Warrior" $1.67 1,969 4 (Disney/Touchstone) $29.5 $847 10. "Mickey Blue Eyes" $1.1 1,530 5 (Warner Bros.) $32.1 $741 "American Beauty" $861,531 16 1 (DreamWorks) $1.02 $53,846 "Romance" $44,829 3 1 (Trimark) $44,829 $14,943 "Breakfast of Champions" $42,326 7 1 (Disney/Hollywood) $42,326 $6,047

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SOURCE: Exhibitor Relations Co.

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