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Domestic Market Share

August 27, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through August 25:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 30

Market Share: 21.2%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 19

Market Share: 15.9%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 9

Market Share: 13.6%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 16

Market Share: 10.6%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 17

Market Share: 10.3%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 29

Market Share: 9.4%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 17

Market Share: 7.0%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 33

Market Share: 3.9%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 16

Market Share: 3.4%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 10

Market Share: 1.9%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of August 23-25, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. The Island of Dr... (New Line) 1 $9.1 -- $9.1 2. Tin Cup (Warner Bros.) 2 8.6 -15 23.7 3. A Very Brady Sequel (Paramount) 1 7.1 -- 7.1 4. A Time To Kill (Warner Bros.) 5 6.1 -24 82.4 5. Jack (Buena Vista) 3 5.8 -33 37.4 6. Independence Day (Fox) 8 4.7 -18 274.0 7. The Fan (TriStar) 2 3.3 -47 12.6 8. Emma (Miramax) 4 2.5 -2 9.2 9. Solo (Triumph) 1 2.5 -- 2.2 10. Escape from L.A. (Paramount) 2 4.2 -52 17.1

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. The Island of Dr... (New Line) $60 2. Tin Cup (Warner Bros.) 60 3. A Very Brady Sequel (Paramount) 35 4. A Time To Kill (Warner Bros.) 108 5. Jack (Buena Vista) 60 6. Independence Day (Fox) 295 7. The Fan (TriStar) 24 8. Emma (Miramax) 20 9. Solo (Triumph) 9 10. Escape from L.A. (Paramount) 30

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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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