In winner’s circle

Miramax nearly reached parity with perennial indie leader New Line Cinema this year, as Miramax added six new titles and New Line seven to Daily Variety’s annual “bantamweights” lineup.

Miramax’s “The Crying Game” was the runaway hit among independents. Its inclusion in the top-10 here is surrounded by genre films like New Line’s “Teenage Turtles” efforts.

That successful series of kiddie films is demonstrating the law of diminishing returns. There was a drop off of 38% from the first one to the second, both placing at the top of the all-time bantamweight chart. However, part III earned film rentals at a level less than half that of the second one, indicating that theatrical viability for such an expensive series is in doubt.

Other than the big two distribs, Goldwyn was the only indie to add as many as two new titles to the chart.

Off to an auspicious start is Gramercy Pictures, with its first release, “Posse,” immediately making the chart.

Following are the film rental champions from independent distribution companies, 1970-93, including all films reporting rentals of $ 1 million and over for the U.S. and Canada. Brand-new 1993 releases are included with their film rentals estimated by Daily Variety based on grosses earned through June 10, 1993. Only the U.S. distributor is listed, though many films have a different distributor for the Canadian market.

The equivalent of film rentals in the cases of the four-wall companies such as Pacific International and Sunn Classics/Taft has been determined by subtracting the flat theater rental fee from the total box office take. Excluded from this chart are the traditional major distributors as well as National General Pictures, Cinerama Releasing, Allied Artists, Joseph E. Levine’s Embassy Pictures, DEG and AFD, which operated as majors. As a result, major releases such as “The Muppet Movie” and “Carnal Knowledge” have been deleted from bantamweight consideration. Data on films from these distributors as well as older films can be found in Variety’s annual Rental Champs charts.

No figures are reported here for hardcore porn films; readers interested in further information should consult the Variety’s Rental Champs charts that include the most successful 1970s porn features such as “Deep Throat” and “The Devil in Miss Jones.”

*Figure adjusted

bNew entry

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (New Line, 1990)…$ 67,650,000

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II(New Line, 1991)… 41,900,000

The Amityville Horror (AIP, 1979)… 35,000,000

bThe Crying Game (Miramax, 1992)… 28,137,000

Dirty Dancing (Vestron, 1987)… 25,009,305

The Trial of Billy Jack (Taylor-Laughlin, 1974)… 24,000,000

In Search of Noah’s Ark (Sunn, 1977)… 23,770,000

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 (New Line, 1988)… 22,000,000

The Life & Times of Grizzly Adams (Sunn, 1975)… 21,895,000

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (New Line, 1987)… 21,345,000

bTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (New Line, 1993)… 21,150,000

Love at First Bite (AIP, 1979)… 20,600,000

Time Bandits (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 20,533,496

To Fly – IMAX (Lawrence Associates, 1976)… 20,000,000

Halloween (Compass International, 1978)… 18,500,000

Freddy’s Dead (New Line, 1991)… 17,700,000

The Dream Is Alive (IMAX, 1985)… 17,000,000

Benji (Mulberry Square, 1974)… 16,890,000

Dressed to Kill (Filmways, 1980)… 15,000,000

The Adventures of the Wilderness

Family (Pacific International, 1976) … 14,971,000

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

(Bryanston/New Line/Castle Hill, 1974) … 14,421,000

*The Lawnmower Man (New Line, 1992)… 13,600,000

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 (New Line, 1985)… 13,500,000

Soul Man (New World, 1986)… 13,500,000

Teen Wolf (Atlantic, 1985)… 12,950,000

*Howards End (Sony Pictures Classics, 1992)… 12,950,000

Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets-IMAX

(Destination Cinema, 1984)… 12,820,000

Private Lessons (Jensen Farley, 1981)… 12,503,608

Born Losers (AIP, 1974 reissue)… 12,500,000

bNational Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1 (New Line, 1993)… 12,500,000

Chariots of the Gods (Sunn, 1973)… 12,460,000

Brother of the Wind (Sunn, 1972)… 12,000,000

A Room With a View (Cinecom, 1986)… 12,000,000

House Party (New Line, 1990)… 12,000,000

bMenace II Society (New Line, 1993)… 11,750,000

Escape From New York (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 11,715,393

Beyond and Back (Sunn, 1978)… 11,702,000

The Sword and the Sorcerer (Group 1, 1982)… 11,000,000

The Mysterious Monsters (Sunn, 1975)… 10,960,000

The Bermuda Triangle (Sunn, 1978)… 10,800,000

In Search of Historic Jesus (Sunn/Taft, 1980)… 10,614,051

Missing in Action (Cannon, 1984)… 10,000,000

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 (New Line, 1989)… 10,000,000

sex, lies, and videotape (Miramax, 1989)… 10,000,000

bA Force of One (American Cinema, 1979)… 9,980,000

The Fog (Avco Embassy, 1980)… 9,905,113

Caligula (Analysis/Penthouse, 1980)… 9,750,000

Joe (Cannon, 1970)… 9,500,000

House Party 2 (New Line, 1991)… 9,500,000

The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (Atlantic, 1983)… 9,488,807

The Care Bears Movie (Goldwyn, 1985)… 9,435,000

Walking Tall, Part II (AIP, 1975)… 9,400,000

A Nightmare on Elm Street (New Line, 1984)… 9,337,942

The Groove Tube (Levitt-Pickman,1974)… 9,283,850

Macon County Line (AIP, 1974)… 9,100,000

Alice in Wonderland (Grand National, 1976)… 9,100,000

*The Player (Fine Line, 1992)… 9,100,000

Windwalker (Pacific International, 1980)… 9,059,655

Death Wish II (Filmways, 1982)… 9,042,247

bPosse (Gramercy, 1993)… 8,555,000

The Late Great Planet Earth

(Pacific International, 1977)… 8,850,000

The Howling (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 8,687,585

House (New World, 1986)… 8,600,000

Harper Valley PTa (April Fools, 1978)… 8,550,000

Halloween 4 (Galaxy, 1988)… 8,550,000

Action Jackson (Lorimar, 1988)… 8,500,000

Good Guys Wear Black (American Cinema, 1978)… 8,300,000

Across the Great Divide (Pacific International, 1977)… 8,107,000

Take This Job and Shove It (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 8,082,099

Blow Out (Filmways, 1981)… 8,000,000

The Sure Thing (Embassy, 1985)… 7,943,333

Silent Scream (American Cinema, 1979)… 7,900,000

Challenge To Be Free (Pacific International, 1975)… 7,729,000

Masters of the Universe (Cannon, 1987)… 7,683,000

Grizzly (Film Ventures, 1976)… 7,563,406

The Pom Pom Girls (Crown International, 1976)… 7,425,000

The Vanishing Wilderness (Pacific International, 1973)… 7,395,542

Dawn of the Dead (UFD, 1979)… 7,383,573

Zapped (Embassy, 1982)… 7,255,674

*Deep Cover (New Line, 1992)… 7,200,000

Beyond the Door (Film Ventures, 1974)… 7,143,972

The Kentucky Fried Movie (UFD, 1977)… 7,110,000

The Night the Lights Went

Out in Georgia (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 7,035,458

bInfra-Man (Joseph Brenner, 1976)… 7,000,000

My Tutor (Crown International, 1983)… 7,000,000

Angel (New World, 1984)… 7,000,000

The Delta Force (Cannon, 1986)… 7,000,000

My Left Foot (Miramax, 1989)… 7,000,000

No Holds Barred (New Line, 1989)… 7,000,000

Invasion U.S.A. (Cannon, 1985)… 6,923,802

Children of the Corn (New World, 1984)… 6,900,000

The Stewardesses (Sherpix, 1970)… 6,878,450

Phantasm (Avco Embassy, 1979)… 6,800,000

Kill or Be Killed (Film Ventures, 1980)… 6,800,000

An Eye for an Eye (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 6,750,774

Hopscotch (Avco Embassy, 1980)… 6,725,096

The Wilderness Family Part II

(Pacific International, 1978)… 6,723,000

Flowers in the Attic (New World, 1987)… 6,600,000

Mystic Pizza (Goldwyn, 1988)… 6,574,328

Scanners (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 6,568,773

Mountain Family Robinson (Pacific International, 1979)… 6,520,000

Kickboxer (Cannon, 1989)… 6,500,000

Death Wish 3 (Cannon, 1985)… 6,446,675

Kiss of the Spider Woman(Island Alive/Island, 1985)… 6,387,000

Final Chapter: Walking Tall (AIP, 1977)… 6,350,000

Drop Dead Fred (New Line, 1991)… 6,350,000

Wild at Heart (Goldwyn, 1990)… 6,300,000

Prom Night (Avco Embassy, 1980)… 6,126,380

A Woman Under the Influence

(Faces International, 1974)…6,117,812

Meteor (AIP, 1979)… 6,000,000

Richard Pryor Live in Concert (Emerson, 1979)… 6,000,000

King Solomon’s Mines (Cannon, 1985)… 6,000,000

bMuch Ado About Nothing (Goldwyn, 1993)… 6,000,000

Vice Squad (Avco Embassy, 1982)… 5,935,677

Night of the Comet (Atlantic, 1984)… 5,800,000

Hangar 18 (Sunn/Taft, 1980)… 5,759,931

*Highlander II (InterStar, 1991)… 5,707,377

Hellraiser (New World, 1987)… 5,700,000

American Wilderness (Pacific International, 1972)… 5,663,966

If You Could See What I Hear (Jensen Farley, 1982)…5,640,924

The Lincoln Conspiracy (Sunn, 1977)… 5,614,000

*Rock-a-Doodle (Goldwyn, 1992)… 5,600,000

Frontier Fremont (Sunn, 1976)… 5,520,000

The Octagon (American Cinema, 1980)… 5,500,000

The Fourth Protocol (Lorimar, 1988)… 5,500,000

Cinema Paradiso (Miramax, 1990)… 5,500,000

bEnchanted April (Miramax, 1992)… 5,500,000

The Seduction (Embassy, 1982)… 5,429,932

Frankenstein (Bryanston/Landmark, 1974)… 5,400,000

bLike Water for Chocolate (Miramax, 1993)… 5,400,000

Flesh Gordon (Mammoth, 1974)… 5,300,000

Comin’ at Ya (Filmways, 1981)… 5,252,399

Return of the Dragon (Bryanston, 1974)… 5,200,000

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Cinema V, 1975)… 5,170,000

Maniac (Analysis, 1981)… 5,100,000

Extremities (Atlantic, 1986)… 5,100,000

The Grifters (Miramax, 1990)… 5,100,000

Truth or Dare (Miramax, 1991)… 5,100,000

The Gate (New Century/Vista, 1987)… 5,073,615

If You Don’t Stop It, You’ll Go Blind (Topar, 1974)… 5,000,000

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (AIP, 1975)… 5,000,000

For the Love of Benji (Mulberry Square, 1977)… 5,000,000

The Van (Crown International, 1977)… 5,000,000

Incubus (Film Ventures, 1982)… 5,000,000

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

(Dimension/Miramax, 1992)… 5,000,000

bStrictly Ballroom (Miramax, 1993)… 4,692,000

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (New World, 1988)… 4,984,676

bWho’s the Man? (New Line, 1993)… 4,950,000

Creepshow 2 (New World, 1987)… 4,900,000

Halloween 5 (Galaxy International, 1989)… 4,900,000

Henry V (Goldwyn, 1989)… 4,900,000

bGlengarry Glen Ross (New Line, 1992)… 4,900,000

Ghoulies (Empire, 1985)… 4,860,405

Fritz the Cat (Cinemation, 1972)… 4,700,000

Bloodsport (Cannon, 1988)… 4,661,000

Savannah Smiles (Gold Coast/Embassy, 1982)… 4,632,480

Transylvania 6-5000 (New World, 1986)… 4,550,000

Bolero (Cannon, 1984)… 4,512,679

Eat My Dust (New World, 1976)… 4,500,000

The Hidden (New Line, 1987)… 4,500,000

Treasure of the Four Crowns (Cannon, 1983)… 4,450,000

Once Bitten (Goldwyn, 1985)… 4,415,284

1984 (Atlantic, 1984)… 4,375,000

Tunnelvision (World Wide, 1976)… 4,350,000

The Wonder of It All (Pacific International, 1974)… 4,321,000

The Onion Field (Avco Embassy, 1979)… 4,317,617

Kill and Kill Again (Film Ventures, 1981)… 4,300,000

Critters (New Line, 1986)… 4,300,000

Rabbit Test (Avco Embassy, 1978)… 4,289,655

Warlock (Trimark, 1991)… 4,275,000

Black Robe (Goldwyn, 1991)… 4,250,000

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

(Avco Embassy, 1976)… 4,236,807

Missing in Action 2-the Beginning (Cannon, 1985)… 4,217,312

Carbon Copy (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 4,208,403

Dirt (American Cinema, 1979)… 4,200,000

Force: Five (American Cinema, 1981)… 4,200,000

A Rage in Harlem (Miramax, 1991)… 4,200,000

bNiagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic – IMAX

(Destination Cinema, 1987)… 4,195,000

The Cassandra Crossing (Avco Embassy, 1977)… 4,184,000

My Life as a Dog (Skouras, 1987)… 4,102,668

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Cinemation, 1971)… 4,100,000

Cyborg (Cannon, 1989)… 4,100,000

Homework (Jensen Farley, 1982)… 4,047,994

Fanny and Alexander (Embassy, 1983)… 4,039,470

*Food of the Gods (AIP, 1976)… 4,005,948

Coffy (AIP, 1973)… 4,000,000

Cooley High (AIP, 1975)… 4,000,000

Death Race 2000 (New World, 1975)… 4,000,000

Supervixens (RM Films, 1975)… 4,000,000

Futureworld (AIP, 1976)… 4,000,000

Island of Dr. Moreau (AIP, 1977)… 4,000,000

The Exterminator (Avco Embassy, 1980)… 4,000,000

Mother’s Day (UFD, 1980)… 4,000,000

Penitentiary (Jerry Gross, 1980)… 4,000,000

The Private Eyes (New World, 1980)… 4,000,000

They Call Me Bruce? (Film Ventures, 1982)… 4,000,000

Amin – the Rise and Fall (Twin Continental, 1983)…4,000,000

Chained Heat (Jensen Farley, 1983)… 4,000,000

Valley Girl (Atlantic, 1983)… 4,000,000

Pump Up the Volume (New Line, 1990)… 4,000,000

Maid To Order (New Century/Vista, 1987)… 3,967,291

The Phantom of the Opera (21st Century, 1989)… 3,952,160

The Cook, the Thief, His

Wife & Her Lover (Miramax, 1990)… 3,900,000

Criminal Law (Hemdale, 1989)… 3,896,500

American Ninja (Cannon, 1985)… 3,875,675

The Fifth Floor (Film Ventures, 1980)… 3,775,000

Weekend Pass (Crown International, 1984)… 3,750,000

Cousin Cousine (Libra, 1976)… 3,700,000

One Dark Night (Comworld, 1983)… 3,700,000

The Brother From Another Planet (Cinecom, 1984)…3,700,000

Tuff Turf (New World, 1985)… 3,700,000

The Last American Virgin (Cannon, 1982)… 3,665,000

Timerider (Jensen Farley, 1983)… 3,643,512

The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (AIP, 1976)…3,600,000

Battle Beyond the Stars (New World, 1980)… 3,600,000

Cries and Whispers (New World, 1972)… 3,500,000

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (AIP, 1976)… 3,500,000

Watership Down (Avco Embassy, 1978)… 3,500,000

Breaker Morant (New World/Quartet, 1980)… 3,500,000

Galaxina (Crown International, 1980)… 3,500,000

Mad Max (Filmways, 1980)… 3,500,000

Goin’ all the Way (Saturn International, 1981)… 3,500,000

The House on Sorority Row (Film Ventures, 1982)…3,500,000

Night Patrol (New World, 1984)… 3,500,000

Murphy’s Law (Cannon, 1986)… 3,500,000

Scandal (Miramax, 1989)… 3,500,000

*Mississippi Masala (Goldwyn, 1992)… 3,500,000

Black Moon Rising (New World, 1985)… 3,450,000

The Last Unicorn (Jensen Farley, 1982)… 3,436,053

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (Miramax, 1990)… 3,400,000

bLeprechaun (Trimark, 1993)… 3,400,000

House II (New World, 1987)… 3,300,000

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Incubus (Film Ventures, 1982)… 5,000,000

Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

(Dimension/Miramax, 1992)… 5,000,000

bStrictly Ballroom (Miramax, 1993)… 4,692,000

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (New World, 1988)… 4,984,676

bWho’s the Man? (New Line, 1993)… 4,950,000

Creepshow 2 (New World, 1987)… 4,900,000

Halloween 5 (Galaxy International, 1989)… 4,900,000

Henry V (Goldwyn, 1989)… 4,900,000

bGlengarry Glen Ross (New Line, 1992)… 4,900,000

Ghoulies (Empire, 1985)… 4,860,405

Fritz the Cat (Cinemation, 1972)… 4,700,000

Bloodsport (Cannon, 1988)… 4,661,000

Savannah Smiles (Gold Coast/Embassy, 1982)… 4,632,480

Transylvania 6-5000 (New World, 1986)… 4,550,000

Bolero (Cannon, 1984)… 4,512,679

Eat My Dust (New World, 1976)… 4,500,000

The Hidden (New Line, 1987)… 4,500,000

Treasure of the Four Crowns (Cannon, 1983)… 4,450,000

Once Bitten (Goldwyn, 1985)… 4,415,284

1984 (Atlantic, 1984)… 4,375,000

Tunnelvision (World Wide, 1976)… 4,350,000

The Wonder of It All (Pacific International, 1974)… 4,321,000

The Onion Field (Avco Embassy, 1979)… 4,317,617

Kill and Kill Again (Film Ventures, 1981)… 4,300,000

Critters (New Line, 1986)… 4,300,000

Rabbit Test (Avco Embassy, 1978)… 4,289,655

Warlock (Trimark, 1991)… 4,275,000

Black Robe (Goldwyn, 1991)… 4,250,000

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

(Avco Embassy, 1976)… 4,236,807

Missing in Action 2-the Beginning (Cannon, 1985)… 4,217,312

Carbon Copy (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 4,208,403

Dirt (American Cinema, 1979)… 4,200,000

Force: Five (American Cinema, 1981)… 4,200,000

A Rage in Harlem (Miramax, 1991)… 4,200,000

bNiagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic – IMAX

(Destination Cinema, 1987)… 4,195,000

The Cassandra Crossing (Avco Embassy, 1977)… 4,184,000

My Life as a Dog (Skouras, 1987)… 4,102,668

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (Cinemation, 1971)… 4,100,000

Cyborg (Cannon, 1989)… 4,100,000

Homework (Jensen Farley, 1982)… 4,047,994

Fanny and Alexander (Embassy, 1983)… 4,039,470

*Food of the Gods (AIP, 1976)… 4,005,948

Coffy (AIP, 1973)… 4,000,000

Cooley High (AIP, 1975)… 4,000,000

Death Race 2000 (New World, 1975)… 4,000,000

Supervixens (RM Films, 1975)… 4,000,000

Futureworld (AIP, 1976)… 4,000,000

Island of Dr. Moreau (AIP, 1977)… 4,000,000

The Exterminator (Avco Embassy, 1980)… 4,000,000

Mother’s Day (UFD, 1980)… 4,000,000

Penitentiary (Jerry Gross, 1980)… 4,000,000

The Private Eyes (New World, 1980)… 4,000,000

They Call Me Bruce? (Film Ventures, 1982)… 4,000,000

Amin – the Rise and Fall (Twin Continental, 1983)…4,000,000

Chained Heat (Jensen Farley, 1983)… 4,000,000

Valley Girl (Atlantic, 1983)… 4,000,000

Pump Up the Volume (New Line, 1990)… 4,000,000

Maid To Order (New Century/Vista, 1987)… 3,967,291

The Phantom of the Opera (21st Century, 1989)… 3,952,160

The Cook, the Thief, His

Wife & Her Lover (Miramax, 1990)… 3,900,000

Criminal Law (Hemdale, 1989)… 3,896,500

American Ninja (Cannon, 1985)… 3,875,675

The Fifth Floor (Film Ventures, 1980)… 3,775,000

Weekend Pass (Crown International, 1984)… 3,750,000

Cousin Cousine (Libra, 1976)… 3,700,000

One Dark Night (Comworld, 1983)… 3,700,000

The Brother From Another Planet (Cinecom, 1984)…3,700,000

Tuff Turf (New World, 1985)… 3,700,000

The Last American Virgin (Cannon, 1982)… 3,665,000

Timerider (Jensen Farley, 1983)… 3,643,512

The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (AIP, 1976)…3,600,000

Battle Beyond the Stars (New World, 1980)… 3,600,000

Cries and Whispers (New World, 1972)… 3,500,000

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (AIP, 1976)… 3,500,000

Watership Down (Avco Embassy, 1978)… 3,500,000

Breaker Morant (New World/Quartet, 1980)… 3,500,000

Galaxina (Crown International, 1980)… 3,500,000

Mad Max (Filmways, 1980)… 3,500,000

Goin’ all the Way (Saturn International, 1981)… 3,500,000

The House on Sorority Row (Film Ventures, 1982)…3,500,000

Night Patrol (New World, 1984)… 3,500,000

Murphy’s Law (Cannon, 1986)… 3,500,000

Scandal (Miramax, 1989)… 3,500,000

*Mississippi Masala (Goldwyn, 1992)… 3,500,000

Black Moon Rising (New World, 1985)… 3,450,000

The Last Unicorn (Jensen Farley, 1982)… 3,436,053

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (Miramax, 1990)… 3,400,000

bLeprechaun (Trimark, 1993)… 3,400,000

House II (New World, 1987)… 3,300,000

La Femme Nikita (Goldwyn, 1991)… 3,290,000

Blood Simple (Circle, 1985)… 3,275,045

Salsa (Cannon, 1988)… 3,266,935

The Concrete Jungle (Pentagon/MPM, 1982)… 3,234,700

Witchboard (Cinema Group, 1987)… 3,211,000

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (New World, 1977) …3,200,000

Force 10 From Navarone (AIP, 1978)… 3,200,000

Teen Wolf Too (Atlantic, 1987)… 3,200,000

Damage (New Line, 1992) 3,200,000

Hairspray (New Line, 1988)… 3,200,000

Return of the Living Dead Part II (Lorimar, 1988)…3,200,000

Suburban Commando (New Line, 1991)… 3,200,000

The Philadelphia Experiment (New World, 1984)… 3,100,000

She’s Gotta Have It (Island, 1986)… 3,100,000

The Boogens (Jensen Farley, 1981)… 3,044,433

Poor White Trash Part II

(Ripps Releasing/Aquarius, 1976)… 3,014,608

Without a Stitch (V.I./Jack H. Harris, 1970)… 3,000,000

Big Doll House (New World, 1971)… 3,000,000

Last House on the Left (Hallmark/AIP, 1972)… 3,000,000

The Legend of Boggy Creek (Howco, 1972)… 3,000,000

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (AIP, 1974)… 3,000,000

Give ‘Em Hell, Harry! (Theater TV/Avco Embassy, 1975)…3,000,000

Return To Macon County (AIP, 1975)… 3,000,000

Tidal Wave (New World, 1975)… 3,000,000

At the Earth’s Core (AIP, 1976)… 3,000,000

The Man Who Fell To Earth (Cinema V, 1976)… 3,000,000

Eraserhead (Libra, 1977)… 3,000,000

The Prize Fighter (New World, 1979)… 3,000,000

Squeeze Play (Troma, 1979)… 3,000,000

The First Deadly Sin (Filmways, 1980)… 3,000,000

Fear No Evil (Avco Embassy, 1981)… 3,000,000

Nightmare (21st Century, 1981)… 3,000,000

Avenging Angel (New World, 1985)… 3,000,000

9 Deaths of the Ninja (Crown International, 1985)…3,000,000

Runaway Train (Cannon, 1985)… 3,000,000

Relentless (New Line, 1989)… 3,000,000

At the Max (IMAX/BCL, 1991)… 3,000,000

*Rambling Rose (New Line/7 Arts, 1991)… 3,000,000

Don’t Go in the House (Film Ventures, 1980)… 2,950,000

Livin’ Large (Goldwyn, 1991)… 2,935,000

Evel Knievel (Fanfare, 1971)… 2,900,000

Piranha (New World, 1978)… 2,900,000

Spring Fever (Comworld, 1983)… 2,900,000

*My Own Private Idaho (Fine Line, 1991)… 2,900,000

The Chipmunk Adventure (Goldwyn, 1987)… 2,821,724

Death Wish 4 (Cannon, 1987)… 2,808,333

Big Bad Mama (New World, 1974)… 2,800,000

Bootleggers (Howco, 1974)… 2,800,000

Shout at the Devil (AIP, 1977)… 2,800,000

Fade To Black (American Cinema, 1980)… 2,800,000

My Brilliant Career (Analysis, 1980)… 2,750,000

Girls Just Want To Have Fun (New World, 1985)… 2,750,000

bChildren of the Corn II (Dimension/Miramax, 1993)…2,720,000

Shag (Hemdale, 1989)… 2,701,000

The Beach Girls (Crown International, 1982)… 2,700,000

The Secret of the Sword (Atlantic, 1985)… 2,650,000

bIndochine (Sony Pictures Classics, 1992)… 2,650,000

Abby (AIP, 1974)… 2,600,000

Cinderella (Group 1, 1977)… 2,600,000

Madame Rosa (Atlantic, 1978)… 2,600,000

The Golden Seal (Goldwyn, 1983)… 2,600,000

Jimmy the Kid (New World, 1983)… 2,600,000

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw

Massacre III (New Line, 1990) …2,600,000

Defenseless (New Line/7 arts, 1991)… 2,600,000

Vigilante (Film Ventures, 1983)… 2,584,016

Mona Lisa (Island, 1986)… 2,534,000

Slaughter (AIP, 1972)… 2,500,000

The Cheerleaders (Cinemation, 1973)… 2,500,000

A Boy and His Dog (LQ/Jaf, 1975)… 2,500,000

The Land That Time Forgot (AIP, 1975)… 2,500,000

A Matter of Time (AIP, 1976)… 2,500,000

Grand Theft Auto (New World, 1977)… 2,500,000

Coach (Crown International, 1978)… 2,500,000

The Hearse (Crown International, 1980)… 2,500,000

Body and Soul (Cannon, 1981)… 2,500,000

Napoleon (Zoetrope, 1981 reissue)… 2,500,000

Waitress (Troma, 1981)… 2,500,000

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (Cannon, 1986)…2,500,000

Wanted: Dead Or Alive (New World, 1987)… 2,500,000

Beavers – IMAX (Stephen Low Prods., 1988)… 2,500,000

Torch Song Trilogy (New Line, 1988)… 2,500,000

China Cry (Penland, 1990)… 2,500,000

bThree of Hearts– (New Line, 1993)… 2,500,000

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (New World, 1988)…2,460,112

Foxy Brown (AIP, 1974)… 2,460,000

The Trip to Bountiful (Island, 1985)… 2,439,000

Braddock – Missing in action III (Cannon, 1988)… 2,425,139

Naughty Stewardesses

(Independent – International, 1973)… 2,400,000

Swept Away (Cinema V, 1975)… 2,400,000

J.D.’s Revenge (AIP, 1976)… 2,400,000

How to Beat the High Cost of Living (Filmways, 1980)…2,400,000

Troll (Empire, 1986)… 2,400,000

*The Playboys (Goldwyn, 1992)… 2,400,000

SevenAlone (Doty-Dayton, 1975)… 2,391,446

Paradise (Embassy, 1982)… 2,355,145

Hollywood Shuffle (Goldwyn, 1987)… 2,354,402

The Company of Wolves (Cannon, 1985)… 2,350,225

Hawmps (Mulberry Square, 1976)… 2,350,000

Here Come the Littles (Atlantic, 1985)… 2,350,000

*The Object of Beauty (Avenue, 1991)… 2,302,465

Heavy Traffic (AIP, 1973)… 2,300,000

Amarcord (New World, 1974)… 2,300,000

Bucktown (AIP, 1975)… 2,300,000

Jackson County Jail (New World, 1975)… 2,300,000

The Handmaid’s Tale (Cinecom, 1990)… 2,300,000

The Unholy (Vestron, 1987)… 2,281,414

Against a Crooked Sky (Doty-Dayton, 1975)… 2,273,000

Malibu Beach (Crown International, 1978)… 2,250,000

Starcrash (New World, 1979)… 2,250,000

Drugstore Cowboy (Avenue, 1989)… 2,250,000

Ruby (Dimension, 1977)… 2,233,128

Truck Turner (AIP, 1974)… 2,230,000

Dream a Little Dream (Vestron, 1989)… 2,219,274

Wuthering Heights (AIP, 1971)… 2,200,000

Rabid (New World, 1977)… 2,200,000

Saturday the 14th (New World, 1981)… 2,200,000

El Norte (Island Alive/Cinecom, 1984)… 2,200,000

Stop Making Sense (Island

Alive/Cinecom, 1985)…2,200,000

Assassination (Cannon, 1987)… 2,200,000

Made in Heaven (Lorimar, 1987)… 2,200,000

Jacknife (Cineplex Odeon, 1989)… 2,200,000

Longtime Companion (Goldwyn, 1990)… 2,200,000

The Soldier (Embassy, 1982)… 2,169,074

Class of 1984 (UFD, 1982)… 2,161,720

The Abductors (Brenner, 1972)… 2,136,258

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Cinema V, 1972)…2,100,000

Humanoids From the Deep (New World, 1980)… 2,100,000

The Boogey Man (Jerry Gross, 1980)… 2,100,000

The Children (World Northal, 1980)… 2,100,000

CHUD (New World, 1984)… 2,100,000

Vamp (New World, 1986)… 2,100,000

Hero and the Terror (Cannon, 1988)… 2,098,627

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (New Line, 1978)… 2,086,000

*Split Second (InterStar, 1992)… 2,080,930

Hester Street (Midwest, 1975)… 2,055,497

Popcorn (Studio Three, 1991)… 2,043,179

Mortuary (Film Ventures, 1983)… 2,027,493

Cornbread, Earl and Me (AIP, 1975)… 2,020,000

Ginger (Brenner, 1971)… 2,000,000

Together (Hallmark/AIP, 1972)… 2,000,000

Black Caesar (AIP, 1973)… 2,000,000

Dillinger (AIP, 1973)… 2,000,000

Girls in Trouble (Group 1, 1975)… 2,000,000

A Small Town in Texas (AIP, 1976)… 2,000,000

Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses?

(National American, 1977)… 2,000,000

Empire of the Ants (AIP, 1977)… 2,000,000

The People That Time Forgot (AIP, 1977)… 2,000,000

Tentacles (AIP, 1977)… 2,000,000

Autumn Sonata (New World, 1978)… 2,000,000

Bread and Chocolate (World Northal, 1978)… 2,000,000

Don’t Answer the Phone (Crown International, 1980)… 2,000,000

The Tin Drum (New World, 1980)… 2,000,000

Blood Beach (Jerry Gross, 1981)… 2,000,000

Curtains (Jensen Farley, 1983)… 2,000,000

Tomboy (Crown International, 1984)… 2,000,000

Godzilla 1985 (New World, 1985)… 2,000,000

Twice in a Lifetime (Yorkin Co., 1985)… 2,000,000

52 Pick-Up (Cannon, 1986)… 2,000,000

1969 (Atlantic, 1988)… 2,000,000

Red Scorpion (Shapiro Glickenhaus, 1989)… 2,000,000

Heart Condition (New Line, 1990)… 2,000,000

*Mediterraneo (Miramax, 1992)… 2,000,000

Blacula (AIP, 1972)… 1,980,000

Zombie (Jerry Gross, 1980)… 1,925,000

Frogs (AIP, 1972)… 1,900,000

Pink Flamingos (Saliva/New Line, 1972)… 1,900,000

Seven Beauties (Cinema V, 1976)… 1,900,000

My Dinner With Andre (New Yorker, 1981)… 1,900,000

Invaders From Mars (Cannon, 1986)… 1,900,000

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Miramax, 1990)… 1,900,000

The Gates of Hell (MPM, 1983)… 1,897,350

The Wild McCullochs (AIP, 1975)… 1,876,000

Earth Girls are Easy (Vestron, 1989)… 1,845,909

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (AIP, 1971)… 1,827,000

The Devil’s Rain (Bryanston, 1975)… 1,800,000

The Master Gunfighter (Taylor-Laughlin, 1975)… 1,800,000

Day of the Animals (Film Ventures, 1977)… 1,800,000

The Innocent (Analysis, 1979)… 1,800,000

The Secret Policeman’s Other Ball (Miramax, 1982)…1,800,000

No Retreat, No Surrender (New World, 1986)… 1,800,000

Eddie and the Cruisers (Embassy, 1983) … 1,760,000

bTwin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (New Line, 1992) …1,760,000

Death Ship (Avco Embassy, 1980) … 1,750,000

Voyage of the Damned (Avco Embassy, 1976) … 1,750,000

The Bostonians (Almi, 1984) … 1,750,000

Wish You Were Here (Atlantic, 1987) … 1,750,000

*Paris Is Burning (Off White Prods./Prestige, 1991) … 1,750,000

The Return of Martin Guerre

(European International, 1982) … 1,730,000

The Domino Principle (Avco Embassy, 1977) … 1,700,000

River’s Edge (Hemdale/Island, 1986) … 1,700,000

Evil Dead 2 (Rosebud, 1987) … 1,700,000

Critters 2 (New Line, 1988) … 1,700,000

The Long Walk Home (Miramax, 1990) … 1,700,000

Dungeonmaster (Empire, 1984) … 1,687,040

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (Goldwyn, 1991) …1,670,000

The Dead (Vestron, 1987) … 1,653,210

The Godsend (Cannon, 1980) … 1,650,000

Koyaanisqatsi (Island Alive, 1983) …1,624,196

Gimme Shelter (Cinema V, 1970) … 1,600,000

Mephisto (Analysis, 1982) … 1,600,000

Body Rock (New World, 1984) … 1,600,000

Killpoint (Crown International, 1984) … 1,600,000

Fraternity Vacation (New World, 1985) … 1,600,000

The Hitman (Cannon, 1991) … 1,600,000

Christa a.k.a. Swedish Fly Girls (AIP, 1972) … 1,587,731

The Streetfighter (New Line, 1974) … 1,565,000

Hell Up in Harlem (AIP, 1974) … 1,550,000

Bloody Mama (AIP, 1970) … 1,542,000

Choose Me (Island Alive, 1984) … 1,538,000

My Demon Lover (New Line, 1987) … 1,520,000

Cross of Iron (Avco Embassy, 1977) … 1,509,000

Return of the Streetfighter (New Line, 1974) … 1,507,000

Staying Together (Hemdale, 1989) … 1,506,000

Let’s Spend the Night Together (Embassy, 1983) … 1,504,178

The Hellstrom Chronicle (Cinema V, 1971) … 1,500,000

Sisters (AIP, 1973) … 1,500,000

Cannonball (New World, 1976) … 1,500,000

Breaker Breaker (AIP, 1977) … 1,500,000

Cinderella 2000 (Independent – International, 1977) … 1,500,000

The Manitou (Avco Embassy, 1978) … 1,500,000

The Kids Are Alright (New World, 1979) … 1,500,000

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon

Queen (American Cinema, 1981) … 1,500,000

Lion of the Desert (UFD, 1981) … 1,500,000

Parasite (Avco Embassy, 1981) … 1,500,000

Sorceress (New World, 1982) … 1,500,000

Crimes of Passion (New World, 1984) … 1,500,000

Deathstalker (New World, 1984) … 1,500,000

Avenging Force (Cannon, 1986) … 1,500,000

Death Before Dishonor (New World, 1987) … 1,500,000

Bagdad Cafe (Island, 1988) … 1,500,000

Tougher Than Leather (New Line, 1988) … 1,500,000

A Shock To the System (Corsair, 1990) … 1,500,000

bTraces of Red (Goldwyn, 1992) … 1,500,000

Pardon My Blooper (K-Tel, 1975) … 1,473,000

Summer Camp (Borde, 1979) … 1,465,000

Exit the Dragon – Enter the Tiger (Dimension, 1976) … 1,455,235

Reefer Madness (New Line, 1970 reissue) …1,443,000

Alone in the Dark (New Line, 1982) … 1,441,000

Dead Heat (New World, 1988) … 1,424,390

bTous les Matins du Monde (October Films, 1992) …1,413,000

Killer Force (AIP, 1975) … 1,400,000

H.O.T.S. (Derio, 1979) … 1,400,000

Cheaper to Keep Her (American Cinema, 1981) … 1,400,000

Heartland (Levitt-Pickman, 1981) … 1,400,000

Gregory’s Girl (Goldwyn, 1982) … 1,400,000

The Official Story (Almi, 1985) … 1,400,000

Eliminators (Empire, 1986) … 1,400,000

Allan Quatermain and the Lost

City of Gold (Cannon, 1987) …1,400,000

American Ninja 2 (Cannon, 1987) … 1,400,000

Impromptu (Hemdale, 1991) … 1,392,995

Barfly (Cannon, 1987) … 1,380,000

Kinjite (Cannon, 1989) … 1,353,939

The Chicken Chronicles (Avco Embassy, 1977) … 1,350,000

Angelo My Love (Cinecom, 1983) … 1,350,000

Screwballs (New World, 1983) … 1,350,000

Metropolitan (New Line, 1990) … 1,350,000

Madman (Jensen Farley, 1982) … 1,347,117

Mausoleum (MPM, 1983) … 1,342,900

Hell Night (Compass International, 1981) … 1,318,000

Cry of the Banshee (AIP, 1970) … 1,306,000

Funeral Home (MPM, 1982) … 1,301,700

Count Yorga, Vampire (AIP, 1971) … 1,300,000

The Black Godfather (Cinemation, 1974) … 1,300,000

TNT Jackson (New World, 1975) … 1,300,000

Wifemistress (Quartet, 1979) … 1,300,000

Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (IFEX, 1980) … 1,300,000

Galaxy of Terror (New World, 1981) … 1,300,000

Torchlight (IFM, 1985) … 1,300,000

After Dark My Sweet (Avenue, 1990) …1,300,000

Hear My Song (Miramax, 1991) … 1,300,000

Sid and Nancy (Goldwyn, 1986) …1,288,989

Joysticks (Jensen Farley, 1983) … 1,256,315

Stranger than Paradise (Goldwyn, 1984) …1,253,295

Small Change (New World, 1976) … 1,250,000

Improper Channels (Crown International, 1981) … 1,250,000

bHappily Ever After (First National, 1993) …1,250,000

Rappin’ (Cannon, 1985) …1,247,495

It Happened in Hollywood (Screw, 1973) …1,220,000

The Europeans (Levitt-Pickman, 1979) … 1,220,000

Scream and Scream Again (AIP, 1971) …1,217,000

XTRO (New Line, 1983) … 1,208,000

Eating (Rainbow, 1990) … 1,201,241

On Any Sunday (Cinema V, 1971) … 1,200,000

Detroit 9000 (General Film, 1973) … 1,200,000

Gums (Analysis, 1976) … 1,200,000

How Funny Can Sex Be? (Mahler, 1976) … 1,200,000

Grayeagle (AIP, 1977) … 1,200,000

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

(Unifilm/New Yorker, 1978) …1,200,000

Ator (Comworld, 1983) … 1,200,000

Horror Planet (Almi, 1983) … 1,200,000

976-EVIL (New Line, 1989) … 1,200,000

Straight out of Brooklyn (Goldwyn, 1991) …1,200,000

Pieces (Film Ventures, 1983) … 1,189,872

The Evil Dead (New Line, 1983) … 1,173,476

The Perils of Gwendoline (Goldwyn, 1985) …1,173,363

The Wraith (New Century/Vista, 1986) … 1,171,778

A Bullet for Pretty Boy (AIP, 1970) … 1,171,000

Liquid Sky (Cinevista, 1983) … 1,164,204

1990: The Bronx Warriors (UFD, 1983) … 1,158,000

Messenger of Death (Cannon, 1988) …1,157,204

The Magic Flute (Surrogate, 1975) … 1,150,000

In Praise of Older Women (Avco Embassy, 1979) … 1,150,000

Graduation Day (IFI/Scope III, 1981) … 1,150,000

One Down Two to Go (Almi, 1982) …1,150,000

King of New York (New Line/7 Arts, 1990) …1,150,000

bMap of the Human Heart (Miramax, 1993) … 1,150,000

Heat (New Century/Vista, 1987) … 1,149,338

Desert Hearts (Goldwyn, 1986) …1,140,738

Fright Night Part 2 (New Century/Vista, 1989) …1,134,256

Dance With a Stranger (Goldwyn, 1985) … 1,125,257

Polyester (New Line, 1981) … 1,120,000

The Quiet Earth (Skouras, 1985) … 1,110,604

Pink Floyd (April Fools, 1974) … 1,100,000

Dolemite (Dimension, 1975) … 1,100,000

The Story of Adele H. (New World, 1975) … 1,100,000

Cat & Mouse (Quartet, 1977) … 1,100,000

The Marriage of Maria Braun (New Yorker, 1979) … 1,100,000

Sex Education a.k.a. Campus Swingers

(MPM, 1979) …1,100,000

High Risk (American Cinema, 1981) … 1,100,000

Come Back To the 5 & Dime,

Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Cinecom, 1982) … 1,100,000

Shoah (New Yorker, 1985) … 1,100,000

Dead Time Stories (Cinema Group, 1986) … 1,100,000

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (Goldwyn, 1987) … 1,100,000

The Kindred (F/M Entertainment, 1987) … 1,100,000

Maurice (Cinecom, 1987) … 1,100,000

Swimming to Cambodia (Cinecom, 1987) …1,100,000

bNight on Earth (Fine Line, 1992) … 1,100,000

18 Again (New World, 1988) … 1,093,243

Cry Uncle (Cambist, 1971) … 1,083,000

A Special Day (Cinema V, 1978) … 1,050,000

Quadrophenia (World Northal, 1979) …1,050,000

A World Apart (Atlantic, 1988) … 1,050,000

A Private Function (Island, 1985) … 1,047,000

Not a Love Story (Quartet/Films Inc., 1982) …1,040,000

The Dunwich Horror (AIP, 1970) … 1,035,000

Vincent & theo (Hemdale, 1990) … 1,032,321

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (Atlantic, 1985) … 1,014,083

Dark Eyes (Island, 1987) … 1,013,825

The Gift (Goldwyn, 1983) … 1,010,000

Night of the Demons (IFM/Paragon Arts, 1988) … 1,009,655

Johnny Got His Gun (Cinemation, 1971) … 1,000,000

Black Mama, White Mama (AIP, 1973) … 1,000,000

Scream, Blacula, Scream (AIP, 1973) … 1,000,000

Slaughter’s Big Rip-off (AIP, 1973) … 1,000,000

Golden Needles (AIP, 1974) … 1,000,000

Policewomen (Crown International, 1974) …1,000,000

Candy Tangerine Man (Moonstone, 1975) … 1,000,000

Sheba Baby (AIP, 1975) … 1,000,000

Jennifer (AIP, 1978) … 1,000,000

Youngblood (AIP, 1978) … 1,000,000

Circle of Iron (Avco Embassy, 1979) … 1,000,000

Van Nuys Blvd. (Crown International, 1979) … 1,000,000

Mon Oncle d’Amerique (New World, 1980) … 1,000,000

Montenegro (Atlantic, 1981) … 1,000,000

The Decline of the American Empire

(Cineplex Odeon, 1986) …1,000,000

Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland

(Cineplex Odeon, 1987) …1,000,000

Matewan (Cinecom, 1987) … 1,000,000

Sign O’ the Times (Cineplex Odeon, 1987) …1,000,000

Kansas (TWE, 1988) … 1,000,000

The Moderns (Alive, 1988) … 1,000,000

Pelle the Conqueror (Miramax, 1988) … 1,000,000

Salaam Bombay (Cinecom, 1988) … 1,000,000

The Nasty Girl (Miramax, 1990) …1,000,000

Cadence (New Line, 1991) … 1,000,000

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