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'INDECENT PROPOSAL' WITH A FIRST-DAY GROSS OF $2.9 MILLION TAKES NEARLY 40 PERCENT OF THE OVERALL BOX OFFICE IN THE U.S. AND CANADA

 HOLLYWOOD, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "Indecent Proposal," starring Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson, grossed $2,908,865 with 1,672 prints in the United States and Canada for a per-print average of $1,740 on the opening day, Wednesday, April 7, it was announced today by Barry London, president of the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures. This opening day gross represents approximately 40 percent of the overall box office.
 In New York, in 113 theaters, the film grossed $301,515 for a per-print average of $2,668. Contributing to the New York total were the following Manhattan theaters: the New York Twin with $11,573, the 34th Street with $11,450 and the 84th Street with $10,829.
 In Los Angeles, in 83 theaters, "Indecent Proposal" grossed $288,524 for a per-print average of $3,476. Contributing to the L.A. total were the following theaters: Cineplex Odeon Universal City with $13,577, AMC Century City with $12,558, the Newport Cinema with $10,608 and the Mann Bruin in Westwood with $10,333.
 In San Francisco, with 35 runs, the film grossed $113,155 for a per-print average of $3,233. This total includes the Century San Jose with $12,767, the Century Plaza in South San Francisco with $11,140 and the Regency with $10,366.
 Other top-grossing theaters across the United States and Canada include Chicago, which grossed $109,294 in 40 theaters for a per- screen average of $2,732. This total includes the Ford City with $10,013. In Miami, in 32 theaters, "Indecent Proposal" grossed $89,280 for a per-screen average of $2,790.
 In "Indecent Proposal," an idyllic marriage is challenged by wealthy financier John Gage, who offers David and Diana Murphy a million dollars if Diana will agree to spend one night with him. Redford, Moore and Harrelson star in a romantic drama that reunites director Adrian Lyne and producer Sherry Lansing for the first time since "Fatal Attraction."
 The screenplay by Amy Holden Jones was based upon the novel by Jack Engelhard. Co-produced by Michael Tadross and executive produced by Tom Schulman and Alex Gartner, "Indecent Proposal" is the initial project of Sherry Lansing Productions and was filmed prior to Lansing being named chairman of the Motion Picture Group of Paramount Pictures. The supporting cast includes Oliver Platt and Seymour Cassel.
 MPAA-rated R, "Indecent Proposal" is presented in Dolby Stereo in selected theaters. The soundtrack album is available on MCA compact discs and cassettes.
 Paramount Pictures is part of the entertainment operations of Paramount Communications Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Carol Sewell, director of national publicity of Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group, 213-956-5588/


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