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'MONKEYS' SHINES

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A monster blizzard couldn’t stop the combined star power of Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt from pulling in a hefty $13.8 million with the time-twisting 12 Monkeys. Even though the nor’easter put Sunday’s box office estimates in doubt — some theaters didn’t report in — there’s no doubt that Monkeys, which leaped from 3 screens to 1,533, led by a huge margin. It pretty much had the field to itself, as Nixon was the only other release to widen significantly. The question in Hollywood in coming weeks will be, Who gets more credit for powering 12 Monkeys, the do-no-wrong star of Seven or Die Hard’s intrepid hero? TOP 20

WEEKEND GROSS WEEKS IN GROSS* TO DATE RELEASE

1 $13.8 12 MONKEYS Universal, Bruce Willis $14.2 2 2 $7.9 GRUMPIER OLD MEN Warner Bros., Jack Lemmon $41.7 3 3 $7.5 JUMANJI TriStar, Robin Williams $68.4 4 4 $7.1 TOY STORY Walt Disney, Animated $160.8 7 5 $6.2 WAITING TO EXHALE 20th Century Fox, Angela Bassett $45.0 3 6 $5.8 FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II Touchstone, Steve Martin $60.3 5 7 $5.5 HEAT Warner Bros., Al Pacino $44.6 4 8 $4.8 SABRINA Paramount, Harrison Ford $38.0 4 9 $2.6 TOM & HUCK Walt Disney, Jonathan Taylor Thomas $18.5 3 10 $2.3 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT Columbia, Michael Douglas $54.2 8 11 $2.1 SUDDEN DEATH Universal, Jean-Claude Van Damme $16.9 3 12 $2.1 GOLDENEYE United Artists, Pierce Brosnan $96.3 8 13 $2.0 NIXON Hollywood, Anthony Hopkins $10.3 3 14 $1.9 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Columbia, Emma Thompson $6.7 4 15 $1.1 BALTO Universal, Animated $8.5 3 16 $1.0 DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT Columbia, Leslie Nielsen $9.9 3 17 $0.8 CASINO Universal, Robert De Niro $38.7 7 18 $0.8 CUTTHROAT ISLAND United Artists, Geena Davis $8.8 3 19 $0.5 FOUR ROOMS Miramax, Tim Roth $3.4 3 20 $0.4 LEAVING LAS VEGAS United Artists, Nicolas Cage $3.3 11

TOP 10 / PER SCREEN

WEEKEND NO. OF PER-SCREEN SCREENS AVERAGE

1 $10,012 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Columbia 190 2 $9,034 12 MONKEYS Universal 1,533 3 $8,540 LEAVING LAS VEGAS United Artists 48 4 $4,413 WAITING TO EXHALE 20th Century Fox 1,403 5 $4,104 HEAT Warner Bros. 1,341 6 $3,882 GRUMPIER OLD MEN Warner Bros. 2,037 7 $2,973 JUMANJI TriStar 2,530 8 $2,860 TOY STORY Walt Disney 2,469 9 $2,678 FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II Touchstone 2,148 10 $2,404 SABRINA Paramount 1,976

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