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Domestic Market Share

December 24, 1996

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 2 through Dec. 22:

Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 38

Market Share: 21.1%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 34

Market Share: 16.0%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 14

Market Share: 12.7%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 23

Market Share: 12.6%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 38

Market Share: 10.3%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 20

Market Share: 8.8%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 20

Market Share: 5.4%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 27

Market Share: 4.5%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 47

Market Share: 4.1%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 15

Market Share: 1.5%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Dec. 20-22, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks in Wknd. from office Film (distributor) release total last to date 1. Beavis & Butthead.. (Paramount) 1 $20.1 -- $20.1 2. Jerry Maguire (TriStar) 2 13.1 -23 $36.3 3. 101 Dalmatians (Buena Vista) 4 7.0 -22 84.8 4. Scream (Miramax) 1 6.4 -- 6.4 5. One Fine Day (Fox) 1 6.2 -- 6.2 6. The Preacher's... (Buena Vista) 2 5.2 -32 15.3 7. Mars Attacks! (Warner Bros.) 2 4.7 -50 16.7 8. Jingle All the Way (Fox) 5 3.1 -23 47.4 9. My Fellow... (Warner Bros.) 1 2.9 -- 2.9 10. Daylight (Universal) 3 2.4 -41 20.4

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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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