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Domestic Market Share

July 02, 1996

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

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Distributor Films Market share Buena Vista 27 21.6% Warner Bros. 15 16.5% Paramount 14 12.4% Universal 14 10.6% Sony 22 9.9% MGM/UA 14 8.4% Fox 6 6.7% Miramax 27 4.3% New Line 13 4.1% Gramercy 10 2.7%

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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 Nutty Professor (Universal) 1 $25.4 -- $25.4 2. Eraser (Warner Bros.) 2 17.2 -30 53.6 3. The Hunchback...(Buena Vista) 2 14.3 -32 47.1 4. Striptease (Columbia) 1 12.3 -- 12.3 5. The Rock (Buena Vista) 4 11.0 -24 98.3 6. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 6 4.8 -25 164.3 7. The Cable Guy (Columbia) 3 4.8 -53 50.5 8. Twister (Warner Bros.) 8 4.8 -29 219.6 9. Dragonheart (Universal) 5 1.8 -37 44.0 10. Eddie (Buena Vista) 5 1.0 -51 28.8

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. The Nutty Professor (Universal) $125 2. Eraser (Warner Bros.) 125 3. The Hunchback...(Buena Vista) 105 4. Striptease (Columbia) 60 5. The Rock (Buena Vista) 145 6. Mission Impossible (Paramount) 185 7. The Cable Guy (Columbia) 67 8. Twister (Warner Bros.) 240 9. Dragonheart (Universal) 50 10. Eddie (Buena Vista) 33

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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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