May 25, 1999 12:00 AM

Leading up to the Christmas holiday, the most popular movie at the video rental counter was not some traditional holiday film. The Video Software Dealers Association says for the week ending Dec. 20, “Lethal Weapon 4,” starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, was the No. 1 home rental video in the U.S. The Harrison Ford and Anne Heche romance “Six Days, Seven Nights” was second, followed by “The Mask of Zorro,” “The Negotiator” and “Dr. Dolittle.”

  • In another tally, Elton John had the biggest-grossing domestic concert act of the year in the U.S., taking in more than $40.6 million during his 53-show tour, according to Performance magazine, a concert industry trade publication. New Age star Yanni grossed $40.5 million in 101 shows, while Eric Clapton ($34.4 million, 43 shows), Garth Brooks ($33.9 million, 98 shows) and Janet Jackson ($33.3 million, 60 shows) rounded out the list of top five highest grossing performers.

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