"The Silence of the Lambs" is still making noise at the box office, holding onto the No. 1 position for the fifth consecutive week.

The gang drama "New Jack City," which opened to violence in several cities, sold $5.8 million in tickets for second place in its second end, Exhibitor Relations Co. reported. The film about the fight against a Harlem drug lord played on only half as many screens as "The Silence of the Lambs.""New Jack City" has been the subject of controversy since its opening. One person was killed at a New York theater showing the movie. At a sold-out Los Angeles theater, a crowd rampaged through the area.

"The Silence of the Lambs" made $7.7 million last week. It stars Jodie Foster as an FBI trainee pursuing a serial killer.

"Sleeping With the Enemy," a thriller with Julia Roberts, took third place, earning $4.7 million.

"Class Action," a new courtroom drama starring Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as father and daughter lawyers, was fourth with $4.2 million. Also in their first weeks, "Perfect Weapon" took in $4 million, placing sixth, and "Guilty by Suspicion" finished off the top 10, earning $2.3 million.

"Home Alone" took in $2.7 million for the No. 9 spot and is expected to pass "Batman" this weekend to become the fifth highest-grossing film ever.

Here are the top movie ticket sales according to Exhibitor Relations:

1. "THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS," $7.7 million ($68.9 million, five weeks).

2. "New Jack City," $5.8 million ($15.9 million, two weeks).

3. "Sleeping With the Enemy," $4.7 million ($68.4 million, six weeks).

4. "Class Action," $4.2 million (first week).

5. "The Hard Way," $4 million ($12.2 million, two weeks).

6. "Perfect Weapon," $3.9 million (first week).

7. "The Doors," $3.3 million ($23.3 million, three weeks).

8. "Dances With Wolves," $2.8 million ($131.3 million, 19 weeks).

9. "Home Alone," $2.7 million ($249.6 million, 18 weeks).

10. "Guilty by Suspicion," $2.3 million (first week).