Star Trek: Insurrection replaced A Bug's Life as the top movie in North America, while the snowman fantasy Jack Frost opened to chilly business, industry estimates showed Sunday. The ninth installment of the science fiction franchise brought in $22.4-million. Estimated grosses at North American theaters for Friday through Sunday as compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc.: (Final figures were to be released today.)
1. Star Trek: Insurrection, $22.4-million.
2. A Bug's Life, $11-million.
3. Jack Frost, $7-million.
4. Enemy of the State, $6.6-million.
5. The Rugrats Movie, $4.5-million.
6. The Waterboy, $4.3-million.
7. Psycho, $3.8-million.
8. Babe: Pig in the City, $1.8-million.
9. Meet Joe Black, $1.6-million.
10. Elizabeth, $1.3-million.
"Saving Private Ryan'
earns critics' salutes
Steven Spielberg's World War II film Saving Private Ryan was named 1998's best movie by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Saturday, making it the early favorite for Best Picture honors at the Academy Awards next year. The movie, about a platoon's search for a missing soldier after D-Day, also earned Spielberg the best director's award and Janusz Kaminski the honor for best cinematography from the association.