Beauty invariably wins out when matched against the beast, and that notion was proven again by the nation’s movie box office totals.
“Legends of the Fall,” featuring Brad Pitt - People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” - remained No. 1 in gross receipts, according to figures provided by Exhibitor Relations Co. The Edward Zwick-directed film grossed $9 million.
Meanwhile, the week’s only major debut, “Murder in the First,” ended up at No. 5 courtesy of its $4.7 million take. “Murder in the First” stars Kevin Bacon as a disfigured Alcatraz inmate being defended for murder by Christian Slater.
John Singleton’s overheated look at modern campus life, “Higher Learning,” dropped precipitously in its second week of release. A $6.1 million take earned it the runner-up spot behind “Legends of the Fall,” upping its overall gross to $24.9 million.
At No. 3, “Dumb & Dumber” neared the $100 million mark in its sixth week. The Jim Carrey feature earned $5.9 million, bringing its total to $98.3 million.
“Nobody’s Fool,” courtesy of a fine performance by Paul Newman, is still performing strong after five weeks. It ranked No. 4 ($5.4 million, $14.6 million overall).
And Disney’s “The Lion King,” earning $1.37 million in its 10th week of reissue, upped its overall gross to a whopping $306.4 million.
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