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Domestic Market Share

June 04, 1996

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

Distributor Films Market share Buena Vista 25 18.4% Warner Bros. 14 15.7% Paramount 13 12.0% Universal 13 10.4% MGM/UA 13 10.2% Sony 20 9.2% Fox 6 8.1% Miramax 25 5.2% New Line 13 5.0% Gramercy 10 3.2%

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TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of May 31 to June 2, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Proj. Wks in Wknd. from office U.S. Film (distributor) release total last to date b.o.* 1. Mission ... (Paramount) 2 $21.6 -62 $107.2 $180 2. Twister (Warner Bros.) 4 $17.1 -55 $168.9 225 3. Dragonheart (Universal) 1 15.0 -- 15.0 65 4. Eddie (Buena Vista) 1 8.0 -- 8.0 35 5. The Arrival (Orion) 1 4.8 -- 4.8 15 6. Spy Hard (Buena Vista) 2 4.3 -59 16.8 30 7. Flipper (Universal) 3 1.9 -65 13.2 20 8. The Truth About Cats...(Fox) 6 1.2 -56 29.7 34 9. The Craft (Columbia) 5 1.0 -62 21.6 25 10. Toy Story (Buena Vista) 28 .933 -47 187.9 191

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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. Barron, SBCI Swiss bank Corp.

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