Cinema: Box Office

Hollywood's troubled moviemakers shuddered again. According to figures reported by Pollster George Gallup, and confirmed by Paramount's own reading of the current box office, customers are going to the movies at the rate of only 53 million a week — more than a third off from 1946's weekly rate of 80 million. The five best draws last month, as they placed in Variety's survey of 24 key cities:

1) Show Boat (MGM)

2) Strangers on a Train (Warner)

3) The Great Caruso (MGM)

4) Take Care of My Little Girl (20th Century-Fox)

5) Excuse My Dust...

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