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Magoo, Mask among few bright spots

When Mr. Magoo can open at No. 1 position in Germany and in second place in Italy, as happened last weekend, its a measure of how far the boxoffice in Europe has stumbled from its Titanic heights of the first quarter.

Further underlining the pre-summer torpor, the combo of extremely warm weather and tepid product saw receipts in the U.K. plummet 37% from the prior weekend.

The Man in the Iron Mask provided one of the frames few highlights, nabbing a hearty $465,000 in four days on 50 in Argentina, a mild $419,000 in four days on 27 in Hong Kong, and a swell $185,000 in three days on 36 in Turkey. The cume is $77.9 million.

Titanic still afloat

At least Titanic is keeping some cinemas in business, pocketing $10.9 million in its 21st voyage, now on 4,444 screens in 57 markets, elevating the foreign cume to $1.080 billion. The standouts include Japans $142.2 million and Chinas $33.2 million after its sixth outing.

-- Dan Draghici (, May 12, 1998



-- Thomas M. Terashima (, May 13, 1998.

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