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Domestic Market Share

June 18, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 to June 16: *--*

Distributor Films Market share Buena Vista 26 20.0% Warner Bros. 14 15.5% Paramount 14 12.9% Universal 13 10.4% MGM/UA 14 9.3% Sony 21 9.2% Fox 6 7.5% Miramax 26 4.8% New Line 13 4.5% Gramercy 10 3.0%

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TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of June 14-16, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. The Cable Guy (Columbia) 1 $19.8 -- $19.8 2. The Rock ... (Buena Vista) 2 $18.5 -26 56.1 3. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 4 8.6 -41 145.0 4. Twister (Warner Bros.) 6 7.7 -35 200.0 5. Dragonheart (Universal) 3 4.6 -40 35.0 6. Eddie (Buena Vista) 3 3.4 -40 22.3 7. The Phantom (Paramount) 2 3.1 -39 10.2 8. Spy Hard (Buena Vista) 4 1.3 -53 23.8 9. The Arrival (Orion) 3 1.1 -48 11.1 10. Moll Flanders (MGM/UA) 1 0.96 -- 0.96

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. The Cable Guy (Columbia) $90 2. The Rock ... (Buena Vista) 125 3. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 170 4. Twister (Warner Bros.) 225 5. Dragonheart (Universal) 46 6. Eddie (Buena Vista) 32 7. The Phantom (Paramount) 18 8. Spy Hard (Buena Vista) 27 9. The Arrival (Orion) 14 10. Moll Flanders (MGM/UA) 4

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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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