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Domestic Market Share

July 16, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 to July 14:

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Distributor Films Market share Buena Vista 28 21.9% Warner Bros. 15 15.5% Fox 8 11.4% Paramount 15 11.3% Universal 14 11.1% Sony 22 9.2% MGM/UA 14 7.3% Miramax 28 3.7% New Line 13 3.5% Gramercy 10 2.4%

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TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of July 12-14, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Independence Day (Fox) 2 $35.2 -30 $160.3 2. Phenomenon (Buena Vista) 2 13.0 -20 46.3 3. Courage Under Fire (Fox) 1 12.5 -- 12.5 4. The Nutty Professor (Universal) 3 12.2 -30 80.2 5. Harriet the Spy (Paramount) 1 6.6 -- 9.6 6. The Hunchback...(Buena Vista) 4 6.4 -28 77.0 7. Eraser (Warner Bros.) 4 6.3 -28 80.9 8. The Rock (Buena Vista) 6 4.4 -31 117.4 9. Striptease (Columbia) 3 3.0 -37 27.9 10. Twister (Warner Bros.) 10 1.8 -33 228.4

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Independence Day (Fox) $275 2. Phenomenon (Buena Vista) 85 3. Courage Under Fire (Fox) 55 4. The Nutty Professor (Universal) 120 5. Harriet the Spy (Paramount) 30 6. The Hunchback...(Buena Vista) 100 7. Eraser (Warner Bros.) 102 8. The Rock (Buena Vista) 130 9. Striptease (Columbia) 35 10. Twister (Warner Bros.) 234

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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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