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The Times Film Index

Domestic Market Share

August 24, 1993

Year-to-date domestic market share of film distributors for the week ended Aug. 22:

Warner Bros.: 17.2%

Universal: 16.0%

Buena Vista: 15.4%

Columbia: 11.0%

Paramount: 10.5%

20th Century Fox: 9.0%

TriStar: 7.4%

New Line: 4.3%

Miramax: 3.4%

MGM: 2.0%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest Top 10 box office releases for the week ended Aug. 22, in millions of dollars:

% Chg. Wks. in Wknd. from Rank Film Distributor release Screens total last 1 The Fugitive Warner Bros. 3 2,388 $18.1 -19 2 Hard Target Universal 1 1,972 10.1 -- 3 The Secret Warner Bros. 2 1,332 4.3 -7 Garden 4 Rising Sun Fox 4 1,677 4.0 -34 5 Jurassic Park Universal 11 1,653 3.8 -13 6 In the Line of Columbia 7 1,683 3.4 -23 Fire 7 Free Willy Warner Bros. 6 1,715 3.1 -23 8 Heart and Souls Universal 2 1,301 2.8 -35 9 The Firm Paramount 8 1,358 2.6 -24 10 Sleepless Tristar 9 1,394 2.6 -17 in Seattle

Box Proj. office U.S. Rank to date B.O.* 1 $89.1 $156.0 2 10.1 35.0 3 12.4 31.0 4 48.0 61.0 5 306.1 322.0 6 89.6 101.0 7 59.0 72.0 8 9.4 17.0 9 143.7 153.0 10 105.9 117.0

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

Source: Top 10 provided by Entertainment Data Inc.; box office projections provided by Lisbeth R. Barron, S.G. Warburg & Co. Inc.

Coming Attractions . . . 'The Man Without a Face'

* Distributor: Warner Bros.

* Release date: Wed., on 850 screens

* Production cost: About $12 million

* Cast: Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Margaret Whittington

* Director: Mel Gibson

* Synopsis: A 12-year-old boy befriends a disfigured recluse. Drama. Rated PG-13.

* Prognosis: Fair. There's no "Lethal Weapon"-style violence or sex appeal, but Gibson should still draw a respectable audience.

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