Laurel Leader Call
September 30, 1996
The trio of first wives â€” played by Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton â€” earned an estimated $15.5 million in ticket sales, industry sources said Sunday.
The movie about spurned women who retaliate against their husbands topped â€œExtreme Measures,â€ which opened with $7.1 million. â€œ Last Man Standingâ€ took third, with $4.1 million, followed by the debut film â€œ2 Days in the Valley,â€ with $3.48 million and â€œFly Away Home,â€ with young Academy Award winner, Anna Paquin, $3.2 million.
â€œIndependence Dayâ€ 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. â€œ The First Wives Club,â€ $15.5 million.
2. â€œ Extreme Measures,â€ $7.1 million.
3. â€œLast Man Standing,â€ $4.2 million.
4. â€œ2 Days in the Valley,â€ $3.48 million.
5. â€œ Fly Away H om e,â€ $3.2 million.
6. â€œ Independence Day,â€ $2.5 million.
7. â€œ B ulletproof,â€ $1.9 million.
8. â€œ First Kid,â€ $1.9 million.
9. â€œMaximum Risk,â€ $1.7 million.
10. â€œTin Cup,â€ $1.2 million