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Domestic Market Share

March 04, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-Mar. 2:

Distributor: Sony

Films: 14

Market Share: 21.0%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 8

Market Share: 20.5%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 15

Market Share: 13.1%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 12

Market Share: 9.9%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 7

Market Share: 9.8%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 11

Market Share: 8.4%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 4

Market Share: 7.2%

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Distributor: Warner

Films: 8

Market Share: 5.2%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 6

Market Share: 2.1%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 5

Market Share: 1.0%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Feb. 28-Mar. 2, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Proj. Wks in Wknd. from office U.S. Film (distributor) release total last to date b.o.* 1. The Empire Strikes Back (Fox) 2 $13.1 -40 $40.2 80 2. Donnie Brasco (TriStar) 1 11.7 -- 11.7 45 3. Star Wars (Fox) 5 6.9 -38 125.1 145 4. Booty Call (Columbia) 1 6.4 -- 8.0 28 5. Absolute Power (Columbia) 3 5.7 -36 36.9 55 6. Dante's Peak (Universal) 4 5.3 -26 52.3 70 7. Vegas Vacation (Warner) 3 3.6 -35 21.4 32 8. Fools Rush In (Columbia) 3 3.6 -35 21.4 32 9. Marvin's Room (Miramax) 11 3.3 -37 5.4 15 10. Rosewood (Warner) 2 2.9 -8 7.2 17

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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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