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Domestic Market Share

September 17, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through Sept. 8:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 32

Market Share: 20.9%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 21

Market Share: 16.2%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 9

Market Share: 13.2%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 17

Market Share: 10.3%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 17

Market Share: 10.2%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 31

Market Share: 9.7%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 17

Market Share: 6.7%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 34

Market Share: 4.4%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 18

Market Share: 3.7%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 12

Market Share: 1.9%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total grosses of the latest top 10 box-office releases for the weekend of Sept. 13-15, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Maximum Risk (Columbia) 1 $5.6 -- $5.6 2. Fly Away Home (Columbia) 1 4.7 -- 4.7 3. Bulletproof (Universal) 2 4.1 -32 11.9 4. Tin Cup (Warner Bros.) 5 3.3 -29 46.7 5. Rich Man's Wife (Buena Vista) 1 3.1 -- 3.1 6. First Kid (Buena Vista 3 3.1 -28 17.4 7. A Time to Kill (Warner Bros.) 8 2.8 -26 101.0 8. The Spitfire Grill (Columbia) 4 2.4 -29 7.5 9. Independence Day (Fox) 11 2.1 -28 288.4 10. Jack (Buena Vista) 6 2.0 -30 52.0

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Maximum Risk (Columbia) $23 2. Fly Away Home (Columbia) 20 3. Bulletproof (Universal) 24 4. Tin Cup (Warner Bros.) 57 5. Rich Man's Wife (Buena Vista) 11 6. First Kid (Buena Vista 27 7. A Time to Kill (Warner Bros.) 110 8. The Spitfire Grill (Columbia) 13 9. Independence Day (Fox) 295 10. Jack (Buena Vista) 58

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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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