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Domestic Market Share

August 20, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through August 18:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 30

Market Share: 21.4%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 18

Market Share: 15.6%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 9

Market Share: 13.7%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 16

Market Share: 10.8%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 16

Market Share: 10.3%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 27

Market Share: 9.3%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 17

Market Share: 7.1%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 33

Market Share: 3.8%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 15

Market Share: 3.2%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 10

Market Share: 2.0%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of August 16-18, in millions of dollars:

Film (distributor): Tin Cup (Warner Bros.)

Wks in release: 1

Wknd. total: $10.1

% Change from last: --

Box office to date: $10.1

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $55

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Film (distributor): Jack (Buena Vista)

Wks in release: 2

Wknd. total: 8.6

% Change from last: -23

Box office to date: $26.9

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $55

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

Wks in release: 4

Wknd. total: 8.1

% Change from last: -24

Box office to date: $72.6

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $105

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Film (distributor): The Fan (TriStar)

Wks in release: 1

Wknd. total: $6.3

% Change from last: --

Box office to date: $6.3

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

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Film (distributor): Independence Day (Fox)

Wks in release: 7

Wknd. total: $5.8

% Change from last: -33

Box office to date: $267.0

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $290

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Film (distributor): Escape from L.A. (Paramount)

Wks in release: 2

Wknd. total: $4.2

% Change from last: -52

Box office to date: $17.1

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

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Film (distributor): Matilda (TriStar)

Wks in release: 3

Wknd. total: $3.0

% Change from last: -40

Box office to date: $25.3

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

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Film (distributor): Alaska (Columbia)

Wks in release: 1

Wknd. total: $2.9

% Change from last: --

Box office to date: $3.8

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $14

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Film (distributor): Bordello of Blood (Universal)

Wks in release: 1

Wknd. total: $2.6

% Change from last: --

Box office to date: $2.6

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $10

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Film (distributor): Phenomenon (Buena Vista)

Wks in release: 7

Wknd. total: $2.6

% Change from last: -34

Box office to date: $93.1

Proj. U.S. b.o.*: $105

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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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