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`WAYNE'S WORLD' KEEPS TURNING THE BIGGEST PROFIT IN MOVIELAND

Three new releases couldn't knock "Wayne's World" out of the top box office slot. The comedy partied on with another $8.4 million.

"Wayne's World," No. 1 for the fourth straight week, has made $57.2 million to date, according to figures released by Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc."The Lawnmower Man," a high-tech adaptation of the Stephen King story, debuted in second, taking in $7.8 million. Third was "Fried Green Tomatoes," bringing in $3.9 million.

The French-themed comedy "Once Upon a Crime" captured a measly $3.5 million in its premiere, good for fourth. Sylvester Stallone and "Stop or My Mom Will Shoot" collected $3.32 million for fifth.

Despite a soundtrack album giveaway on opening day, the third newcomer, boxing movie "Gladiator," was sixth with a weak gate of $3.31 million.

Chevy Chase in "Memoirs of an Invisible Man" fell nearly 40 percent from its debut a week ago, taking seventh with $2.8 million. Eighth was "Medicine Man" with $2.7 million.

Making $2.6 million for ninth was the bad nanny thriller "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle." The animated instant classic "Beauty and the Beast" was 10th with $1.9 million.

In limited release, "This Is My Life" moved to 125 screens but showed signs of a quick death. "The Mambo Kings," on the other hand, danced away with $299,418 on just 31 screens. "Blame it on the Bellboy" debuted with just $1.3 million for 12th place.

Here are the estimated top movie ticket sales according to Exhibitor Relations:

1. "WAYNE'S WORLD," $8.4 million ($57.2 million, four weeks).

2. "The Lawnmower Man," $7.8 million ($8 million, 11/2 weeks).

3. "Fried Green Tomatoes," $3.9 million ($52.4 million, 11 weeks).

4. "Once Upon a Crime," $3.5 million (first week).

5. "Stop or My Mom Will Shoot," $3.32 million ($17.4 million, three weeks).

6. "Gladiator," $3.31 million (first week).

7. "Memoirs of an Invisible Man," $2.8 million ($8.7 million, two weeks).

8. "Medicine Man," $2.7 million ($34.5 million, five weeks).

9. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," $2.6 million ($73.3 million, nine weeks).

10. "Beauty and the Beast," $1.9 million ($118.5 million, 17 weeks).