‘Home’ Takes ’90 Crown; ‘Dances’ Hits $100 Mil; ‘Fang’ Has Bite

“Home Alone” became the top-grossing film released during 1990, taking $215 million in 12 weeks to squeak past “Ghost” for the crown.

At its current pace, the Fox hit should pass up Par’s 1984 smash “Beverly Hills Cop” as the top-grossing comedy of all time within two weeks.

On the eve of the Oscar nominations, Orion’s “Dances With Wolves” cracked the $100 million mark. Like “Home Alone,” it increased over the previous Super Bowl week performance.

The top 10 pictures grossed $55,100,000, up 6% from last week’s $51,810,800 figure.

Disney’s “White Fang” continues a strong run, dropping 4% in its third week by way of adding 8% to its screen spread. Col’s “Awakenings” hit $33.7 million, off only 12%.

Cinecom’s “Once Around” platformed its way into viewers’ hearts, averaging $7,250 per screen in its first wide frame at 725 sites via Universal release.

Disney’s “Green Card” likewise platformed successfully, averaging $7,323 per screen at 703 theaters to take $16.3 million to date. Miramax’ “Mr. & Mrs. Bridge” widened its run to 28 screens with a nice $8,929 per.

U’s “Kindergarten Cop” showed little sign of wear, dipping only 16% to top $73 million.

New distrib Studio Three bowed with horror pic “Popcorn,” taking a lukewarm $3 million its first week out. Miramax’ “The Grifters” dipped 25% in its second wide round.

WB’s “Hamlet” had better legs, falling just 5% to post a $6,228 average at 525 screens. Disney’s “Run” was a non-starter, averaging merely $2,453 in its debut.

Paramount’s reissue of Bernardo Bertolucci’s uncut “1900” stirred up a bountiful $53,499 in its first week at only three sites.

Dutch import “The Vanishing” improved 14% for Tara Releasing, posting a super $23,988 at one Manhattan venue. Ditto Capitol’s Japanese import “Rikyu,” rising 12% in solo N.Y. booking.

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