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No. 1 "Independence Day' nears $200-million mark

Independence Day remained the top film at the box office with receipts of $20.9-million, nearly reaching the $200-million mark in just three weeks, industry sources said.

The movie was estimated to have amassed $198-million in total ticket sales by the end of the weekend. Final box office figures will be released today.

The John Travolta film Phenomenon and the Denzel Washington-Meg Ryan Persian Gulf war story Courage Under Fire were tied for second with $8-million in weekend grosses each.

Tenors' stadium show

draws formal-dress crowd

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. _ The Three Tenors' weekend performance, where tickets sold for up to $1,000 apiece, brought wine-sipping music lovers in formal wear to Giants Stadium. Some of the 55,000 people in attendance Saturday turned out in tuxedos and evening gowns to hear Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.

Expansion planned for

rock 'n' roll museum

CLEVELAND _ Just 10 months after it opened, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is planning an expansion to accommodate its growing popularity. The proposed $10-million, 30,000-square-foot expansion would add a restaurant and allow the hall to hold large parties, officials said.

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