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Boxoffice-January.17.1953

BOXOFFICE BAROMETER This

BOXOFFICE BAROMETER This chart records the performonce of current attractions in the opening week of their first runs in the 20 key cities checked. Pictures with fewer than five engagements are not listed. As new runs are reported, ratings are added and overages revised. Computation is in terms of percentage in relation to normol grosses as determined by the theatre managers. With 100 per cent as "normal," the figures show the gross rating above or below that mark. 13 < > A & C Meet Captain Kidd (WB) 90 90 95 135 75 115 140 110 95 75 90 90 100 Asainst All Flags (U-H 95 125 135 100 120 100 120 190 115 98 95 118 Aliathe War Smoke (MGM) 100 110 100 100 90 90 100 115 80 100 70 75 100 95 April in Paris (WB) 121 105 150 150 100 185 130 140 140 140 165 145 139 Army Bound (AA) 100 100 100 100 90 90 75 100 94 Beware, My Lovely (RKO) 110 100 70 100 90 90 95 105 65 60 50 90 100 87 Blackbeard the Pirate (RKO) 140 140 110 130 70 100 125 100 140 115 80 115 110 113 Black Castle, The (U-I)

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