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`DAYS’ ADDS LITTLE THUNDER TO SUMMER MOVIE LINEUP

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The summer movie season is more than a month old and still there is no sign of a runaway hit.

The latest lackluster opening was delivered over the weekend by the Tom Cruise race car film "Days of Thunder."The movie, which received mostly mixed and a few positive reviews, finished atop the week's box-office charts, but earned only $15.5 million in its first three days, according to figures released by Entertainment Data Inc.

Although it was one of the season's most heavily promoted titles, it made about as much money in its debut as did this summer's lightly regarded "RoboCop 2" and "Bird on a Wire."

Falling out of first place after two weeks was "Dick Tracy." The Warren Beatty project collected $10.1 million and has now made $68.4 million.

So far, no summer title has emerged as a smash to rival last season's "Batman," "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" or "Back to the Future Part II."

The true test for "Days of Thunder" comes over the next few weeks, when the film's "legs," or longevity, will be tested by "Die Hard 2," "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane," "Ghost," "Presumed Innocent" and "Arachnophobia."

Here are the top movie ticket sales for last weekend, and for the week, as tallied by Entertainment Data:

1. "DAYS OF THUNDER," $15.5 million ($21.5 million, first week).

2. "Dick Tracy," $10.1 million ($68.4 million, three weeks).

3. "RoboCop 2," $6.4 million ($25.8 million, two weeks).

4. "Total Recall," $6 million ($91.5 million, five weeks).

5. "Another 48 HRS.," $5.4 million ($59.2 million, four weeks).

6. "Ghost Dad," $4.8 million (first week).

7. "Gremlins 2," $4.6 million ($29.4 million, three weeks).

8. "Betsy's Wedding," $3.2 million ($10.1 million, two weeks).

9. "Pretty Woman," $3.1 million ($149.1 million, 15 weeks).

10. "Back to the Future Part III," $2.9 million ($68.9 million, six weeks).