Box Office

DINOS SOAR

Jurassic Park is trampling box office records into extinction. The dinosaur blockbuster took in $28 million in its third weekend and, after 17 days of release, seems headed for a total domestic gross of at least $300 million. At this rate, it could surpass the current champ, E.T., which made $399 million in its two releases. But Jurassic wasn't the only box office behemoth this weekend, as Sleepless in Seattle racked up a dreamy $17 million. Meanwhile, Last Action Hero looks headed for a domestic gross of some $50 million-a disappointment, if not quite a disgrace. But a big question mark hangs over What's Love Got to Do With It. Though the Tina Turner biopic grossed $5.7 million this weekend, opening the acclaimed film at only 1,091 screens could turn out to have been a mistake. Weekend Gross Weeks In Gross Top Twenty to Date Release

1 $27.69 Jurassic Park $171.10 3 Sam Neill, Laura Dern 2 $17.25 Sleepless in Seattle $17.25 1 Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan 3 $9.33 Dennis the menace $9.33 1 Walter Matthau 4 $8.07 Last Action Hero $30.00 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger 5 $5.48 What's Love Got To Do With It $13.21 3 Angela Bassett 6 $4.15 Cliffhanger $65.56 5 Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow 7 $2.07 Made in America $38.63 5 Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldberg 8 $2.01 Guilty as Sin $19.12 4 Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson 9 $1.77 Menace II Society $18.61 5 Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate 10 $1.47 Dave $58.34 8 Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver 11 $1.13 Once Upon a Forest $4.65 2 Animated 12 $0.82 Much Ado About Nothing $7.92 8 Emma Thompson 13 $0.69 Hot Shots! Part Deux $34.37 6 Charlie Sheen 14 $0.63 Indecent Proposal $101.27 12 Robert Redford 15 $0.59 Sliver $35.52 6 Sharon Stone, William Baldwin 16 $0.54 Life With Mikey $10.74 4 Michael J. Fox 17 $0.51 Like Water For Chocolate $10.50 19 Lumi Cavazos 18 $0.45 The Sandlot $29.52 12 Tom Guiry, Denis Leary 19 $0.41 Cop and a Half $29.49 13 Burt Reynolds | 20 $0.39 Sidekicks $15.83 12 Chuck Norris

Weekend Per-Screen No.Of Weeks In Average Top Ten / Per Screen Screens Release

1 $11,330 Jurassic Park 2,444 3 Sam Neill, Laura Dern 2 $10,927 Sleepless in Seattle 1,579 1 Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan 3 $5,591 Much Ado About Nothing 147 8 Emma Thompson 4 $5,026 What's Love Got To Do With It 1,091 3 Angela Bassett 5 $4,475 Dennis the Menace 2,085 1 Walter Matthau 6 $3,501 Last Action Hero 2,306 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger 7 $3,053 Like Water For Chocolate 167 19 Lumi Cavazos 8 $3,046 Menace II Society 581 5 Tyrin Turner, Larenz Tate 9 $1,906 Cliffhanger 2,176 5 Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow 10 $1,405 Guilty As Sin 1,427 4 Rebecca De Mornay, Don Johnson *Weekend of June 25-27 (Dollar Figures in Millions) Drawn From 20 Top-Grossing Films

Originally posted Jul 09, 1993 Published in issue #178 Jul 09, 1993 Order article reprints