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Domestic Market Share

August 06, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through August 4:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 29

Market Share: 21.5%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 17

Market Share: 15.4%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 9

Market Share: 13.4%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 15

Market Share: 11.1%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 15

Market Share: 10.5%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 25

Market Share: 9.0%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 16

Market Share: 7.2%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 32

Market Share: 3.7%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 14

Market Share: 3.4%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 10

Market Share: 2.1%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of August 2-4, in millions of dollars:

Film (distributor): A Time to Kill (Warner Bros.)

Wks in release: 2

Wknd. total: $13.2

% Change from last: -11

Box office to date: $41.5

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $90

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Film (distributor): Independence Day (Fox)

Wks in release: 5

Wknd. total: $11.0

% Change from last: -20

Box office to date: $241.9

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $285

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Film (distributor): Matilda (TriStar)

Wks in release: 1

Wknd. total: $8.2

% Change from last: --

Box office to date: $8.2

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $35

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Film (distributor): Chain Reaction (Fox)

Wks in release: 1

Wknd. total: $7.5

% Change from last: --

Box office to date: $7.5

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $35

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Film (distributor): Phenomenon (Buena Vista)

Wks in release: 5

Wknd. total: $5.1

% Change from last: -20

Box office to date: $81.1

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $100

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Film (distributor): Kingpin (MGM/UA)

Wks in release: 2

Wknd. total: $4.5

% Change from last: -22

Box office to date: $13.7

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $30

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Film (distributor): Courage Under Fire

Wks in release: 4

Wknd. total: $4.4

% Change from last: -22

Box office to date: $42.7

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $60

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Film (distributor): The Nutty Professor (Universal)

Wks in release: 6

Wknd. total: $4.2

% Change from last: -22

Box office to date: $109.9

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $125

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Film (distributor): Supercop (Miramax)

Wks in release: 2

Wknd. total: $2.5

% Change from last: -54

Box office to date: $10.0

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $15

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Film (distributor): Pinocchio (New Line)

Wks in release: 2

Wknd. total: $1.9

% Change from last: -50

Box office to date: $8.3

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $12

*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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