Box Office Column

by Brandon Gray
October 12, 1998

Holy Man managed only $5.1 million from 2013 screens, making it Eddie Murphy's worst opening ever as a major star. Hopefully this is a sign that Urban Legend and A Night at the Roxbury satiated the public's appetite for crap for the time being.

Meanwhile, Antz was down 15% with $14.7 million (35.6 total). A Night at the Roxbury, again, fared better than expected, scoring another $6.1 million (17.8 total). However, each added over 300 screens to their already wide releases.

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DAILY: Wednesday, 1/17 (34 tracked)
DAILY: Tuesday, 1/16 (33 tracked)
WEEKEND: 4-Day Weekend Actuals, 'Jumanji' #1
DAILY: Monday, 1/15 (64 tracked)
WEEKEND: Weekend, 'Jumanji' #1
DAILY: Friday, 'Jumanji' #1
New MPAA Ratings Added
WEEKLY: 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Tops the Week with $47.7m
DAILY: Thursday 1/11 (39 tracked)