With the overall box office take running a brisk 20% over its level a year ago, Fox’s flamboyant western “The Last of the Mohicans” again dominated the weekend B.O.Biz for the top 10 titles in the pre-Columbus Day holiday frame was a healthy $ 41,034,513, compared with $ 34,315,228 at this time in 1991. The leaders’ take over the weekend was up 4% from the previous session’s $ 39,580,764. Trailing “Mohicans” were three new comedies, Disney’s slick kiddie hockey pic “The Mighty Ducks” and two pix that suffered from the continuing drawing power of “Mohicans,” Universal’s Tom Selleck starrer “Mr. Baseball” and Columbia’s Dustin Hoffman pic “Hero.” Another new title was David Mamet’s adaptation of his own play “Glengarry Glen Ross” (New Line), looking OK in a midsized eighth-place expansion following Wednesday starts in seven N.Y. and L.A. showcases. MGM’s John Steinbeck adaptation “Of Mice and Men” bowed moderately over the weekend in 13 N.Y. and L.A. showcases. Greycat’s period European drama “The Bachelor” had an uneventful first U.S. date in one S.F. pad. “Mohicans” had a powerful holdover, down just 12% to $ 9,653,376 from its nearly $ 11 million U.S. opening a weekend earlier. The Daniel Day-Lewis starrer, directed by Michael Mann, entered 309 strongholds, averaging $ 5,363 in 1,800. The 10-day take for “Mohicans” is a dashing $ 24,349,209. Buena Vista’s “The Mighty Ducks,” a low-budgeter starring Emilio Estevez as coach of the misfit pucksters, scored an impressive $ 6,035,133 in its opening faceoff, averaging $ 4,715 in 1,280 rinks. The disappointing openers “Mr. Baseball” and “Hero” finished in a virtual dead heat, with the Selleck pic getting the nod by $ 29,500. “Mr. Baseball’s” weekend take was $ 5,240,375, or $ 2,825 per in 1,855 sushi bars. “Hero’s” haul was $ 5,210,875, or $ 2,854 per in 1,826 TV stations. U’s “Sneakers” slipped from second to fifth with an acceptable 32% falloff in its fourth programming to a fairly good $ 3,912,105. The caper pic averaged $ 1, 900 in 2,059 terminals (leaving three), while running its 26-day total to a sharp $ 34,841,188. “Glengarry Glen Ross” finished behind Col’s “Mr. Saturday Night” (down a whopping 42% in its second monologue) and BV’s “Captain Ron” (plunging 48% in its third voyage). “Glengarry” played in 416 real estate offices in its initial weekend as the ensemble drama averaged $ 5,059 for a commission of $ 2,104,402. The five-day cumulative is $ 2,167,542. Pix falling from the top 10 with hefty drops included WB’s “Innocent Blood,” off 45% to 13th in its second sesh; Woody Allen’s TriStar pic “Husbands and Wives,” diving 48% to 14th in its third; and Col’s “Honeymoon in Vegas,” dropping 55% to 15th in its sixth. “Of Mice and Men,” starring John Malkovich and director Gary Sinise, averaged $ 7,527 in 13 bunkhouses during its $ 97,851 opening. The English-language Italian-Hungarian co-production “The Bachelor,” starring Keith Carradine and Miranda Richardson, seduced a mild $ 3,891 in its single S.F. boudoir.
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