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BetteBack September 30, 1996: ‘First Wive’s Club’ Remains On Top Second Week In A Row

Laurel Leader Call
September 30, 1996

Film ´Der Club der Teufelinnen´ (The first wives club), USA 1996, Regie Hugh Wilson, Szene mit Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn und Bette Midler gang, flur, verstecken, verbergen hinter mauer wand ecke hervor spähend,
Film ´Der Club der Teufelinnen´ (The first wives club), USA 1996, Regie Hugh Wilson, Szene mit Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn und Bette Midler gang, flur, verstecken, verbergen hinter mauer wand ecke hervor spähend,

The get-even comedy “First Wives Club” was the top grossing film in North America for the second straight week.

The trio of first wives — played by Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton — earned an estimated $15.5 million in ticket sales, industry sources said Sunday.

The movie about spurned women who retaliate against their husbands topped “Extreme Measures,” which opened with $7.1 million. “ Last Man Standing” took third, with $4.1 million, followed by the debut film “2 Days in the Valley,” with $3.48 million and “Fly Away Home,” with young Academy Award winner, Anna Paquin, $3.2 million.

“Independence Day” continued to perform well, finishing sixth with an estimated $2.5 million. It has earned more than $293 million in 13 weeks.

Final figures were to be released today. The weekend top 10 based on preliminary estimates:

1. “ The First Wives Club,” $15.5 million.
2. “ Extreme Measures,” $7.1 million.
3. “Last Man Standing,” $4.2 million.
4. “2 Days in the Valley,” $3.48 million.
5. “ Fly Away H om e,” $3.2 million.
6. “ Independence Day,” $2.5 million.
7. “ B ulletproof,” $1.9 million.
8. “ First Kid,” $1.9 million.
9. “Maximum Risk,” $1.7 million.
10. “Tin Cup,” $1.2 million

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