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BetteBack October 7, 1996: ‘First Wives Club’ tops box office for the third straight weekend

Hays Daily News
October 7, 1996

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The First Wives Club,” starring Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler as ex wives getting even with their husbands led the box office for the third straight weekend, earning $11.1 million.

The revenge comedy topped Steven Seagal‘s new film, “Glimmer Man,” which took in $7.6 million.

Tom Hanks‘ first effort as writer and director, “That Thing You Do!” debuted in third place with $6.6 million. The movie, which also features Hanks on screen, chronicles the rise of a 1964 rock band to teen worship.

Another new movie, Emilio Estevez’ “D3: The Mighty Ducks,” placed fourth with $6.5 million.

“Independence Day,” in its 14th week, dropped to 10th place. The sci-fi thriller has earned $295 million since its debut.

Final figures are released later today. The weekend top 10 based on preliminary estimates:

1. “The First Wives Club,” $11.1 million.
2. “The Glimmer Man,” $7.6 million.
3. “That Thing You Do!” $6.6 million.
4. “D3: The Mighty Ducks,” $6.5 million.
5. “Extreme Measures,” $4.1 million.
6. “2 Days in the Valley,”$2.3 million.
7. “Last Man Standing,” $2.2 million.
8. “Fly Away Home,” $2.1 million.
9. “Big Night,” $1.9 million.
10. “Independence Day,” $1.3 million.

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