The comic capers of "Home Alone" continued to bring sorrow to its movie competition as the babe-with-arms film finished in first place at the box office for the ninth straight week.

Only two other releases - "Beverly Hills Cop" and "Tootsie" - have claimed the top spot longer in modern Hollywood history, Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. said.One film that won't make the record books is director Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather Part III." The mafia sequel plummeted 48 percent to $4.3 million and sixth place, down from No. 3 last week. It probably will not make more than $70 million.

Here are the top movie ticket sales as tallied by Exhibitor Relations.

1. "HOME ALONE," $9.8 million, ($181.4 million, nine weeks).

2. "Awakenings," $8.3 million, ($10.1 million, four weeks).

3. "Lionheart," $7.1 million, ($7.1 million, one week).

4. "Kindergarten Cop," $6.6 million, ($53.6 million, four weeks).

5. "Dances With Wolves," $5.6 million, ($79.4 million, 10 weeks).

6. "The Godfather Part III," $4.3 million, ($51.8 million, four weeks).

7. "Not Without My Daughter," $3.8 million, ($3.8 million, one week).

8. "Edward Scissorhands," $3.7 million, ($38.7 million, six weeks).

9. "Mermaids," $2.9 million, ($24.6 million, five weeks).

10. "Look Who's Talking Too," $2.4 million, ($36.7 million, five weeks).