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`Brady Bunch’ Starts At The Top

There’s a story about a man named Brady… OK, now, stop that singing! It’s bad enough that we have to note “The Brady Bunch Movie” topped last week’s box-office list without having to hear the stupid theme song!

Powered by an ongoing fascination with 1970s fashion, “The Brady Bunch Movie” amassed $14.8 million last week. According to figures compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co., the TV-series-turned-movie held off the week’s two other top debuts.

Coming in second was the court thriller “Just Cause,” which stars Sean Connery as a Harvard law professor. It earned $10.6 million.

In third spot rumbled “Heavyweights,” a comedy about overweight boys surviving summer camp. Its total: $6.1 million.

Back in the theaters following its 13 Academy Award nominations, “Forrest Gump” earned $3 million. The “Gump,” which ranks at No. 8, has now earned a cool $303.6 million.

Just behind in the 10th spot, “Pulp Fiction” benefitted from its seven Oscar nominations. The $2.9 million “Pulp” earned brought its 19-week total to $79.7 million.

One of the other Best-Picture nominees, “Quiz Show,” also made the top 20 - barely. The Robert Redford-directed film ranked No. 15 with a $1.02 million take. What’s that mean? In 23 weeks, “Quiz Show” has earned a mere $23.1 million.

Perhaps if they’d cast Marcia Brady…

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