POP MOVIES

July 20 1998

POP MOVIES

July 20 1998

POP MOVIES

Sizzling swordplay

In the milst of a scorched-earth summer

movie season comes The Mask of Zorro, a romantic adventure starring Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas. Hopkins plays the retired Zorro, who is seeking a younger man to continue his heroic exploits. Banderas portrays Alejandro Murieta, the bandit transformed into the new swashbuckling Zorro.

Top movies in Canada, ranked according to box-office receipts during the seven days that ended on July 9. (In brackets: numbers of screens/weeks showing.)

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1. Armageddon (246/2)....................$6,252,790

2. Doctor Dolittle (176/2).................$1,919,660

3. Muían (163/3).............................$1,702,280

4. The Truman Show (146/5)...........$1,167,030

5. The X-Files (188/3)......................$1,100,990

6. Six Days, Seven Nights (154/4) ...$1,037,240

7. Out of Sight (136/2)........................$765,340

8. A Perfect Murder (82/5)..................$338,410

9. Can’t Hardly Wait (93/4).................$254,370

10. The Horse Whisperer (34/8)...........$133,650