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Domestic Market Share

June 25, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 to June 23: *--*

Distributor Films Market share Buena Vista 27 21.0% Warner Bros. 15 16.1% Paramount 14 12.7% Universal 13 10.1% Sony 21 9.6% MGM/UA 14 8.8% Fox 6 7.1% Miramax 26 4.5% New Line 13 4.3% Gramercy 10 2.8%

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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. Eraser (Warner Bros.) 1 $24.6 -- $24.6 2. The Hunchback...(Buena Vista) 1 $21.0 -- $21.0 3. The Rock ... (Buena Vista) 3 $14.4 -22 80.7 4. The Cable Guy (Columbia) 2 $10.3 -48 $40.6 5. Twister (Warner Bros.) 7 6.8 -12 211.4 6. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 5 6.4 -25 156.2 7. Dragonheart (Universal) 4 2.9 -35 40.6 8. Eddie (Buena Vista) 4 2.9 -35 40.6 9. The Phantom (Paramount) 3 1.6 -49 13.5 10. Moll Flanders (MGM/UA) 2 0.7 -30 2.2

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Eraser (Warner Bros.) $125 2. The Hunchback...(Buena Vista) $100 3. The Rock ... (Buena Vista) 135 4. The Cable Guy (Columbia) $75 5. Twister (Warner Bros.) 235 6. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 180 7. Dragonheart (Universal) 50 8. Eddie (Buena Vista) 50 9. The Phantom (Paramount) 17 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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