Selected summer programmers…
Film (distrib) In millions of $ Domestic B.O. Est. neg. cost
Free Willy (Warner Bros.) 60.8 19
Rookie of the Year (Fox) 46.9 12
Dragon (Universal) 35.0 19
Sandlot (Fox) 31.8 11
Son-in-Law (Buena Vista) 31.6 11
Poetic Justice (Columbia) 27.2 17
Posse (Gramercy) 18.3 11
Sidekicks (Triumph) 17.2 9
Weekend at Bernie’s II (TriStar) 12.3 17
Life With Mikey (Buena Vista) 12.3 18
…and a few fall hopefuls
Calendar Girl (Columbia), 3 guys go cross-country to meet Marilyn Monroe.
Fortress (Miramax) Action adventure.
Kalifornia (Gramercy) Cross country trip with a serial killer.
Money for Nothing (Buena Vista) Guy finds bundle of money in abandoned suitcase.
Airborne (Warner Bros.) Kids-themed film with rollerblade story.
The Program (Buena Vista) College football story.
Mr. Wonderful (Warner Bros.) 3-way romantic comedy.
Cool Running (Buena Vista) Jamaica bobsled team goes to Olympics.
Freaked (Fox) Oddball comedy with circus theme.
Josh & S.A.M. (Columbia) Two brothers escape on road trip.
Mother’s Boys (Miramax) Errant wife returns to claim sons by any means possible.
A Home of Our Own (Gramercy) World-weary widow’s drama.
Rudy (Columbia) Young man beats odds and plays for Notre Dame football team.
Ghost in the Machine (Fox) Machine with a lethal, almost human bent.
Romeo is Bleeding (Gramercy) Female assassin yarn.