Grease Film Re-Release Is #2 in First Week

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The 20th anniversary re-release of the film musical Grease earned $13 million at the box office during its first weekend, Mar. 27-29, according to Daily Variety.

The 20th anniversary re-release of the film musical Grease earned $13 million at the box office during its first weekend, Mar. 27-29, according to Daily Variety.

Starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing, the film came in second only to Titanic, which was still basking in its Mar. 23 multi-Oscar win.

The film retains much of the score from the 1972 Broadway production, though it also incorporates several interpolations, including "You're the One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and the title song.

At 3388 performances, the original Broadway production was, briefly, the longest-running show in Broadway history, before being surpassed by A Chorus Line (which has since been surpassed by Cats). A 1994 revival, with an added exclamation point (Grease!), ran 1501 performances before closing in January of this year.

-- By Robert Viagas

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