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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:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Tin Cup (Warner Bros.) 1 $10.1 -- $10.1 3. A Times to Kill (Warner Bros.) 4 $8.1 -24 $72.6 4. The Fan (TriStar) 1 6.3 -- 6.3 5. Independence Day (Fox) 7 5.8 -33 267.0 6. Escape From L.A. (Paramount) 2 4.2 -52 17.1 7. Matilda (TriStar) 3 3.0 -40 25.3 8. Alaska (Columbia) 1 2.9 -- 3.8 9. Bordello (Universal) 1 2.6 -- 2.6 10. Phenomenon (Buena Vista) 7 2.6 -34 93.17

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Tin Cup (Warner Bros.) $55 3. A Times to Kill (Warner Bros.) $105 4. The Fan (TriStar) 30 5. Independence Day (Fox) 290 6. Escape From L.A. (Paramount) 30 7. Matilda (TriStar) 35 8. Alaska (Columbia) 14 9. Bordello (Universal) 10 10. Phenomenon (Buena Vista) 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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