April 21, 1995 in Seven

Neeson In A Kilt Is Highland Hit

Dan Webster Staff Writer

Those “Bad Boys” keep on making the big bucks and, in the process, they retained the No. 1 spot in the box office rankings.

The film, which stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith as a couple of Miami detectives, earned $11 million - upping its two-week total to a cool $32.5 million.

Holding strongly onto the runner-up spot, the period-piece action-thriller “Rob Roy” collected a notable $7.2 million.

It wasn’t a good week for debuts. Pauly Shore, the MTV personality-turned-moviestar, watched “Jury Duty” capture the No. 4 spot with a $4.8 million gross.

But Don Bluth’s animated adventure “The Pebble and the Penguin” earned just $854 per location. Playing in 1,315 spots, the G-rated “Penguin” - which features songs by Barry Manilow - earned just $1.12 million.

And while the latest spin-off from “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken’s “Stuart Smalley Saves the World,” fared a bit better per location - $930 - the film opened at only 400 spots. Its overall gross was $372,000.

Of the week’s top 20 grossers, only four have earned over $50 million: “Outbreak” (No. 7, $58.8 million in six weeks), “Forrest Gump” (No. 11, $325.6 million, nine weeks in re-release), “Pulp Fiction” (No. 14, $101.8 million in 27 weeks) and “Dumb and Dumber” ($123.1 million in 18 weeks).

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