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D'YOU GONE SEE?

IT’S THE Peter Pan Syndrome all over again. Robin Williams, playing the boy-man in 1991’s Hook, drove its grosses to $116 million, and something similar is happening with Jumanji. Though not quite strong enough to challenge Toy Story as king of the Christmas offerings, the F/X-bestiary looks likely to crack $100 million. The weekend also saw Grumpier Old Men age gracefully, rising to No. 3. Of all films in wide release, though, the one with the most crowded theaters was Waiting to Exhale – the all-African-American drama proved that even in the white-bread movie mainstream, Black sisterhood is powerful.

TOP 20

WEEKEND GROSS WEEKS IN GROSS* TO DATE RELEASE

1 $19.4 TOY STORY Walt Disney, Animated $150.0 6 2 $17.8 JUMANJI TriStar, Robin Williams $57.5 3 3 $14.9 GRUMPIER OLD MEN Warner Bros., Jack Lemmon $30.7 2 4 $13.3 WAITING TO EXHALE 20th Century Fox, Angela Bassett $36.0 2 5 $12.4 FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II Touchstone, Steve Martin $52.3 4 6 $10.3 HEAT Warner Bros., Al Pacino $36.5 3 7 $10.0 SABRINA Paramount, Harrison Ford $30.8 3 8 $6.8 TOM AND HUCK Walt Disney, Jonathan Taylor Thomas $14.6 2 9 $5.4 SUDDEN DEATH Universal, Jean-Claude Van Damme $13.5 2 10 $4.1 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT Columbia, Michael Douglas $51.1 7 11 $4.0 GOLDENEYE UnitedArtists, Pierce Brosnan $93.2 7 12 $3.2 DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT Columbia, Leslie Nielsen $8.2 2 13 $3.1 BALTO Universal, Animated $6.6 2 14 $2.9 NIXON Hollywood, Anthony Hopkins $7.6 2 15 $2.8 CUTTHROAT ISLAND MGM, Geena Davis $7.1 2 16 $1.6 CASINO Universal, Robert De Niro $37.5 6 17 $1.4 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Columbia, Emma Thompson $4.3 3 18 $1.3 FOUR ROOMS Miramax, Tim Roth $2.5 2 19 $0.8 ACE VENTURA: WHEN NATURE CALLS Warner Bros., Jim Carrey $104.4 8 20 $0.8 MONEY TRAIN Columbia, Woody Harrelson $34.7 6

TOP 10 / PER SCREEN

WEEKEND NO. OF  PER-SCREEN SCREENS AVERAGE

1 $19,611 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Columbia 70 2 $9,990 WAITING TO EXHALE 20th Century Fox 1,331 3 $7,675 HEAT Warner Bros. 1,341 4 $7,535 TOY STORY Walt Disney 2,574 5 $7,419 GRUMPIER OLD MEN Warner Bros. 2,010 6 $7,019 JUMANJI TriStar 2,530 7 $6,044 FATHER OF THE BRIDE PART II Touchstone 2,048 8 $5,540 NIXON Hollywood 530 9 $5,073 SABRINA Paramount 1,976 10 $4,207 TOM AND HUCK Walt Disney 1,614