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Domestic Market Share

November 12, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through Nov. 3:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 35

Market Share: 20.0%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 30

Market Share: 16.0%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 11

Market Share: 12.8%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 21

Market Share: 12.0%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 35

Market Share: 10.0%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 19

Market Share: 9.6%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 20

Market Share: 6.2%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 25

Market Share: 4.6%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 39

Market Share: 4.1%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 15

Market Share: 1.8%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Nov. 8-10, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Ransom (Buena Vista) 1 $34.2 -- $34.2 2. Romeo & Juliet (Fox) 2 9.0 -19 23.5 3. Set It Off (New Line) 1 8.8 +194 11.8 4. Sleepers (Warner Bros.) 4 3.7 -54 43.6 5. High School High (TriStar) 3 3.1 -38 16.8 6. The First Wives...(Paramount) 8 2.2 -37 97.1 7. Larger Than Life (MGM/UA) 2 2.0 -47 6.6 8. The Ghost and...(Paramount) 5 1.7 -53 34.6 9. Dear God (Paramount) 2 1.5 -53 5.6 10. Michael Collins (Warner Bros.) 5 1.4 -36 8.2

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Ransom (Buena Vista) 150 2. Romeo & Juliet (Fox) 45 3. Set It Off (New Line) 43 4. Sleepers (Warner Bros.) 56 5. High School High (TriStar) 26 6. The First Wives...(Paramount) 105 7. Larger Than Life (MGM/UA) 12 8. The Ghost and...(Paramount) 40 9. Dear God (Paramount) 10 10. Michael Collins (Warner Bros.) 12

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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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