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Domestic Market Share

May 14, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 to May 12: *--*

Distributor Films Market share Buena Vista 23 20.3% MGM/UA 13 11.9% Warner Bros. 14 11.6% Universal 11 10.6% Sony 20 10.5% Fox 6 9.2% Paramount 12 8.1% Miramax 23 5.9% New Line 12 5.6% Gramercy 10 3.6%

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TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of April 26-28, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Twister (Warner Bros.) 1 $41.1 -- $41.1 2. The Truth About Cats...(Fox) 3 3.9 -33 20.1 3. The Craft (Columbia) 2 3.6 -46 12.3 4. Primal Fear (Paramount) 6 2.4 -33 48.4 5. The Quest (Universal) 3 $2.1 -49 16.3 6. The Birdcage (MGM/UA) 10 1.6 -36 115.3 7. The Great White Hype (Fox) 2 1.3 -60 5.6 8. James and the...(Buena Vista) 5 1.3 -45 24.7 9. Original Gangstas (Orion) 1 1.2 -- 1.2 10. The Pallbearer (Miramax) 2 1.0 -56 3.9

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Twister (Warner Bros.) $175 2. The Truth About Cats...(Fox) 33 3. The Craft (Columbia) 23 4. Primal Fear (Paramount) 56 5. The Quest (Universal) 23 6. The Birdcage (MGM/UA) 120 7. The Great White Hype (Fox) 9 8. James and the...(Buena Vista) 28 9. Original Gangstas (Orion) 5 10. The Pallbearer (Miramax) 7

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

Note: Market share figures for Sony include Columbia, TriStar and Triumph releases.

Figures for New Line include Fine Line releases.

Sources: Top 10 provided by Entertainment Data Inc.; box-office projections provided by Lisbeth R. Baron, SBCI Swiss Bank Corp.

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