'Titanic' Toppled at Box Office (ended up 2nd) {1998-04-05}

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'Titanic' Toppled at Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After a record 15 weeks as the top box office draw in the United States, ``Titanic'' has sunk -- to No. 2. The winner of 11 Academy Awards came in second in weekend box office receipts to the big screen version of ``Lost in Space,'' starring William Hurt, Gary Oldman and Matt LeBlanc. ''Lost in Space'' earned $20.5 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period, according to New Line Cinema. ``Titanic,'' slipped to No. 2 in its 16th weekend of release, with $11.6 million, which brings its total U.S. hail to $530.5 million.

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), April 05, 1998


Response to 'Titanic' Toppled at Box Office (ended up 2nd)

'Titanic' Finally Goes Down

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ``Titanic'' finally sank. ``Lost in Space'' sold $20.5 million worth of tickets during its debut weekend, according to studio estimates, which was more than enough to knock ``Titanic'' out of the No. 1 spot in the box-office rankings for the first time in 16 weeks. ``Titanic'' tickets brought in only $11.6 million, which was a 24 percent drop from the previous weekend. ``Lost in Space'' stars William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers and Matt LeBlanc in a remake of the old TV series.

-- Dan Draghici (ddraghic@sprint.ca), April 05, 1998.

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