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Early Estimates

For the weekend of June 26-28, 1998


The early estimates are in, and winner of this weekend's box office race will be Dr. Dolittle. Opening in 2,777 sites, the Eddie Murphy comedy brought in an estimated gross of 29 million as it rocketed above his last family comedy The Nutty Professor. Murphy has reinforced his position as a top box office draw and Dr. Dolittle should be able to reach 120-130 million before it heads to video.

Universal's Out of Sight nabbed an estimated 12.9 million for itself over the weekend. The Steven Soderberg directed film should be a decent mid-range hit for Universal, a studio that has been misfiring lately. The Jennifer Lopez-George Clooney starrer should suck up 50-60 million by the end of its run.

Check back Tuesday for my analysis and the final studio figures. Thanks for reading.

Below is the list of the top ten estimated grosses for this weekend.

Position this week/position last week/Title/Distributor/Weeks in release/Theaters/Gross/Per Theater Average/% Change/Theaters last week/Theater Change/Gross last weekend/Gross to date

1/ Dr Dolittle/ FOX/ 1/ 2,777/ 29,000,000/ 10,443/ +2,777 / 29,000,000

2/ 2 Mulan/ BV/ 2/ 2,921/ 17,300,000/ 5,923/ -24%/ 2,888/ +33/ 22,745,143/ 54,517,000

3/ 1 X-Files: Fight the Future/ FOX/ 2/ 2,647/ 13,500,000/ 5,100/ -55%/ 2,629/ +18/ 30,138,758/ 55,104,000

4/ Out Of Sight/ UNI/ 1/ 2,105/ 12,900,000/ 6,128/ +2,105/ 12,900,000

5/ 3 The Truman Show/ PAR/ 4/ 2,911/ 8,600,000/ 2,954/ -31%/ 2,911/ +0/ 12,418,709/ 99,590,000

6/ 4 Six Days, Seven Nights/ BV/ 3/ 2,606/ 7,600,000/ 2,916/ -29%/ 2,579/ +27/ 10,702,570/ 47,157,000

7/ 5 A Perfect Murder/ WB/ 4/ 2,438/ 5,400,000/ 2,215/ -27%/ 2,755/ -317/ 7,362,061/ 55,364,000

8/ 6 Can't Hardly Wait/ SONY/ 3/ 1,901/ 2,200,000/ 1,157/ -42%/ 1,987/ -86/ 3,823,967/ 21,231,000

9/ 7 Hope Floats/ FOX/ 5/ 1,450/ 2,200,000/ 1,517/ -33%/ 1,876/ -426/ 3,266,965/ 48,694,000

10/ 10 Horse Whisperer/ BV/ 7/ 1,419/ 1,900,000/ 1,339/ -26%/ 1,852/ -433/ 2,576,416/ 66,557,000

Below are the Friday grosses for the top ten.

Position/Title/Distributor/Theaters(Theater Change/Friday Gross/Change from previous Friday/Gross to date

1-Dr Dolittle FOX 2777 9,685,000

2-Mulan BV 2921(+33) 4,925,000 -37% 42,142,000

3-X-Files FOX 2647(+18) 4,060,000 -67% 45,664,000

4-Out of Sight UNI 2105 4,005,000

5-The Truman Show PAR 2911(0) 2,740,000 -32% 93,730,000

6-Six Days Seven Nights BV 2606(+27) 2,215,000 -32% 41,772,000

7-Perfect Murder WB 2438(-317) 1,445,000 -29% 51,409,000

8-Can't Hardly Wait SONY 1901(-86) 765,000 -45% 19,796,000

9-Hope Floats FOX 1450(-422) 765,000 -31% 47,259,000

10-Horse Whisperer BV 1419(-433) 560,000 -29% 65,217,000

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rhys Threlfall who sent me the above information completely out of the blue. Thank you Rhys, I am extremely grateful. You helped me make this site better.

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