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The Times Film Index

Domestic Market Share

May 25, 1993

Year-to-date domestic market share of film distributors for week ending May 23. Walt Disney: 17.9% Warner Bros.: 17.4% Columbia: 12.2% Universal: 11.8% Paramount: 9.0% 20th Century Fox: 8.2% New Line: 6.4% Miramax: 6.3% MGM: 3.7% Tristar: 1.9%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest Top 10 box office releases for the week ending May 23 (in millions of dollars). Rank: 1 Film: Sliver Distributor: Paramount Wks. in release: 1 Screens: 2,093 Wknd. total: $12.1 % Chg. from last: -- Box office to date: $12.1 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: $60.0

Rank: 2 Film: Hot Shots! Part Deux Distributor: Fox Wks. in release: 1 Screens: 2,122 Wknd. total: 10.3 % Chg. from last: -- Box office to date: 10.3 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 61.0

Rank: 3 Film: Dave Distributor: Warner Bros. Wks. in release: 3 Screens: 1,916 Wknd. total: 7.9 % Chg. from last: -7 Box office to date: 29.2 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 64.0

Rank: 4 Film: Dragon: Bruce Lee Distributor: Universal Wks. in release: 3 Screens: 1,985 Wknd. total: 3.7 % Chg. from last: -41 Box office to date: 24.8 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 36.0

Rank: 5 Film: Posse Distributor: Gramercy Wks. in release: 2 Screens: 949 Wknd. total: 3.3 % Chg. from last: -38 Box office to date: 10.3 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 21.0

Rank: 6 Film: Indecent Proposal Distributor: Paramount Wks. in release: 7 Screens: 1,922 Wknd. total: 3.1 % Chg. from last: -23 Box office to date: 88.7 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 101.0

Rank: 7 Film: Lost in Yonkers Distributor: Columbia Wks. in release: 2 Screens: 1,190 Wknd. total: 1.9 % Chg. from last: -36 Box office to date: 5.8 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 11.0

Rank: 8 Film: Sidekicks Distributor: Triumph Wks. in release: 7 Screens: 1,270 Wknd. total: 1.4 % Chg. from last: -33 Box office to date: 12.7 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 17.0

Rank: 9 Film: Benny & Joon Distributor: MGM/UA Wks. in release: 6 Screens: 1,300 Wknd. total: 1.1 % Chg. from last: -35 Box office to date: 19.0 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 22.0

Rank: 10 Film: Groundhog Day Distributor: Columbia Wks. in release: 15 Screens: 921 Wknd. total: 1.0 % Chg. from last: +264 Box office to date: 67.3 Proj. U.S. B.O.*: 70.0

* Distributors receive roughly half of box office revenue, on average.

Source: Entertainment Data Inc.; Lisbeth R. Barron, S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc.

Coming Attractions . . . 'Cliffhanger'

* Distributor: TriStar Pictures

* Release date: Friday, on about 2,600 screens

* Production, marketing costs: More than $50 million

* Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Janine Turner

* Director: Renny Harlin

* Synopsis: Stallone as a mountain climbing hero

* Prognosis: Good. Producer Carolco Pictures specializes in big-budget action blockbusters; should re-establish Stallone

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