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

Hays Daily News
October 7, 1996


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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