Richard Gere's timely Chinese drama, Red Corner, failed to dislodge I Know What You Did Last Summer from atop the box-office charts. The slasher film was No. 1 for the third week in a row with $10-million in ticket sales, according to industry estimates Sunday.
Boogie Nights, a look at the adult film industry in 1970s Los Angeles, moved into national release after playing in selected cities for two weeks. It was in fourth.
Here are estimates for Friday through Sunday for movies released in North America:
1. I Know What You Did Last Summer, $10-million.
2. Red Corner, $8.3-million
3. Devil's Advocate, $7.6-million.
4. Boogie Nights, $5.1-million.
5. Kiss the Girls, $3.6-million.
6. Seven Years in Tibet, $3.4-million.
7. Switchback, $3-million.
8. Fairy Tale: A True Story, $2.9-million.
9. Gattaca, $2.7-million.
10. In & Out, $1.8-million.
Hackett cuts act short,
spends night in hospital
Comedian Buddy Hackett was released Sunday from a hospital after spending a night in the intensive care unit. The 73-year-old entertainer was hospitalized after suffering shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat while performing at the Hollywood Casino. Hackett had been on stage about five minutes when he became short of breath, apologized and said he had to go, police Sgt. Jeff Hutchinson said. It is unclear what caused the problem, said Constance Bell, nursing supervisor at the Mercy Center for Health Care. Hackett made his film debut in 1953 in Walking My Baby Back Home. His other motion picture credits include The Music Man, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and the 1969 Disney comedy The Love Bug. He most recently lent his voice to the scatterbrained seagull Scuttle in The Little Mermaid.
_ Compiled from Times wires.