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'BATMAN RETURNS' THWARTS NEW BOX OFFICE CHALLENGERS TO REMAIN ON TOP FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW

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         'BATMAN RETURNS' THWARTS NEW BOX OFFICE CHALLENGERS
            TO REMAIN ON TOP FOR THE THIRD WEEK IN A ROW
    BURBANK, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Warner Bros.' "Batman Returns" withstood the openings of two new, high-profile box office challengers to remain in the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row, it was announced today by D. Barry Reardon, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Theatrical Distribution.
    With a three-day (July 3-5) weekend total of $13,823,658, the Tim Burton-directed adventure has amassed $123,051,215 in only 17 days, and has remained in the top spot since its record-breaking opening- weekend total of $47,720,711.
    "The fact that 'Batman Returns' was able to remain in the No. 1 box office spot against two new, major motion picture releases this weekend is evidence of the positive word-of-mouth and repeat viewings that it is generating," stated Reardon.
    Warner Bros. Presents a Tim Burton Film:  Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito and Michelle Pfeiffer in "Batman Returns," starring Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle and Michael Murphy. The film is produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton and directed by Tim Burton.  The executive producers are Jon Peters, Peter Guber, Benjamin Melnicker and Michael Uslan and the co-producer is Larry Franco.  The screenplay is by Daniel Waters from a story by Daniel Waters and Sam Hamm, based upon Batman characters created by Bob Kane and published by DC Comics.  The director of photography is Stefan Czapsky, the production designer is Bo Welch and the film editor is Chris Lebenzon.  The music is by Danny Elfman.  Distributed by Warner Bros., A Time Warner Company.
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    /CONTACT:  Stacy Ivers of Warner Bros., 818-954-6217/ CO:  Warner Bros. ST:  California IN:  ENT SU: AL-JL -- LA022 -- 6815 07/06/92 19:06 EDT
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