It must worry Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes just a little bit that their cross-dressing fantasy, “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar,” just happens to be the week’s biggest movie.
With both action stars, along with comedian/actor John Leguizamo, wearing brilliant costumes and pounds of makeup, “Wong Foo” earned $9 million to take the No. 1 spot at the nation’s box office.
According to figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co., “Wong Foo” swept past “Mortal Kombat,” which had reigned as No. 1 for the past three weeks, and surprising “Dangerous Minds,” the high-school drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer.
“Mortal Kombat” fell to No. 3, while “Dangerous Minds” moved up to No. 2, having earned $62.8 million in its first five weeks.
Aside from “Wong Foo,” the week didn’t feature any other grand premiere performances. “The Tie That Binds,” which stars Keith Carradine and Daryl Hannah as a pair of homicidal parents, earned $2.62 million to end up at No. 6, just ahead of No. 7 “The Last of the Dogmen” ($2.52 million).
And at No. 9, “National Lampoon’s Senior Trip” pulled in a mere $2.18 million.
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