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Domestic Market Share

November 19, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through Nov. 17:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 35

Market Share: 20.3%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 31

Market Share: 16.3%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 11

Market Share: 12.7%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 21

Market Share: 11.9%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 36

Market Share: 10.1%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 19

Market Share: 9.3%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 20

Market Share: 6.0%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 25

Market Share: 4.7%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 40

Market Share: 4.0%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 15

Market Share: 1.7%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Nov. 15-17, in millions of dollars:

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% change Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Space Jam (Warner Bros.) 1 $27.5 -- $27.5 2. Ransom (Buena Vista) 2 22.4 -35 67.1 3. The Mirror Has...(TriStar) 1 12.2 -- 12.2 4. Set It Off (New Line) 2 5.9 -34 20.8 5. Romeo & Juliet (Fox) 3 5.4 -40 31.4 6. Sleepers (Warner Bros.) 5 2.3 -38 47.1 7. The First Wives...(Paramount) 9 1.5 -33 99.4 8. High School High (TriStar) 4 1.5 -51 19.1 9. The Ghost and...(Paramount) 6 1.0 -40 36.2 10. Michael Collins (Warner Bros.) 6 0.8 -43 9.5

Proj. U.S. Film (distributor) b.o.* 1. Space Jam (Warner Bros.) 125 2. Ransom (Buena Vista) 150 3. The Mirror Has...(TriStar) 55 4. Set It Off (New Line) 42 5. Romeo & Juliet (Fox) 48 6. Sleepers (Warner Bros.) 55 7. The First Wives...(Paramount) 105 8. High School High (TriStar) 23 9. The Ghost and...(Paramount) 39 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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