John Grisham's latest novel-turned-movie, A Time to Kill, made its debut in first place this weekend with $14.5-million, knocking Independence Day out of the top spot after a three-week, $200-million-plus reign.
The Summer Olympics was also having an impact on overall box office figures, with an estimated 18 percent drop compared with the same period last year, John Krier, president of Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc., said Sunday.
Independence Day placed second with an estimated gross of $13.2-million. The film earned more than $212-million in four weeks.
Phenomenon was third with an estimated $6.3-million, followed by Courage Under Fire with $5.7-million.
The figures are based on estimates by studios and industry sources. Official box office tallies will be released today.
The rest of the top 10:
5. Supercop, $5.5-million.
6. Kingpin, $5-million.
7. The Nutty Professor, $4.9-million.
8. The Adventures of Pinocchio, $3.8-million.
9. Multiplicity, $3.6-million.
10. The Frighteners, $2.7-million.