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WEEKEND OF THE WOMAN

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Who is the prettiest woman in Hollywood? Julia Roberts’ fearless sleuthing in The Pelican Brief scored a strong $13.1 million over the New Year’s weekend and set the thriller on its way to joining the select $100 million club. But Roberts had to surrender the top-of-the-charts spot Pelican held for the last two weekends to Robin Williams’ Mrs. Doubtfire, which climbed back to No. 1 with a whopping $16.3 million. The two distaff performers-one faux, one for real-handily trounced the testosterone-packed cast of Tombstone, which, despite a still-respectable third-place take of $8.7 million, ate their dust. Weekend Gross to Weeks in Gross Top 20 Date Release 1 $16.3 Mrs. Doubtfire 20th Century Fox, Robin Williams $122.5 6 2 $13.1 The Pelican Brief Warner Bros., Julia Roberts $61.1 3 3 $8.7 Tombstone Hollywood, Kurt Russell $23.2 2 4 $8.2 Sister Act 2 Touchstone, Whoopi Goldberg$41.2 4 5 $7.6 Beethoven’s 2nd Universal, Charles Grodin $31.9 3 6 $7.5 Grumpy Old Men Warner Bros., Walter Matthau $17.0 2 7 $4.0 Wayne’s World 2 Paramount, Mike Myers $40.1 4 8 $2.4 The Piano Miramax, Holly Hunter $17.2 8 9 $2.0 Geronimo Columbia, Wes Studi $15.1 4 10 $1.9 Ghost In The Machine 20th Century Fox, Karen Allen $2.6 1 11 $1.6 Schindler’s Sist Universal, Liam Neeson $6.2 3 12 $1.5 The Three Musketeers Walt Disney, Charlie Sheen $49.0 8 13 $1.4 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Warner Bros., Animated $4.4 2 14 $1.1 A Perfect World Warner Bros., Kevin Costner $29.1 6 15 $1.1 Cool Runnings Walt Disney, Leon $61.8 14 16 $1.1 Addams Family Values Paramount, Raul Julia $45.1 7 17 $0.8 Jurassic Park Universal, Sam Neill. $339.5 30 18 $0.8 The Remains Of The Day Columbia, Anthony Hopkins $16.8 9 19 $0.6 Carlito’s Way Universal, Al Pacino $34.6 8 20 $0.6 Heaven and Earth Warner Bros., Hiep Thi Le $1.4 2

Weekend Per-Screen Number of Average Top 10 / Per Screen Screens 1 $21,614 Schindler’s List Universal 76 2 $8,930 Heaven and Earth Warner Bros. 63 3 $7,347 Mrs. Doubtfire 20th Century Fox 2,225 4 $6,538 The Pelican Brief Warner Bros. 2,008 5 $6,020 Grumpy Old Men Warner Bros. 1,244 6 $4,530 The Piano Miramax 523 7 $4,460 Tombstone Hollywood 1,955 8 $3,910 Sister Act 2 Touchstone 2,106 9 $3,695 Beethoven’s 2nd Universal 2,048 10 $2,306 The Remains of the Day Columbia 349

*Weekend of Dec.31-Jan 2(Dollar Figures in Millions) Drawn from 20 Top-Grossing Films