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Domestic Market Share

March 18, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-Mar. 16:

Distributor: Sony

Films: 14

Market Share: 21.4%

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Distributor: Fox

Films: 9

Market Share: 20.5%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 16

Market Share: 13.5%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 14

Market Share: 9.9%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 12

Market Share: 9.3%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 8

Market Share: 8.9%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 4

Market Share: 6.5%

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Distributor: Warner

Films: 8

Market Share: 5.2%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 6

Market Share: 1.7%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of March 14-16, in millions of dollars:

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% Chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1 Return of the Jedi (Fox) 1 $16.3 -- $16.3 2 Jungle 2 Jungle (Buena Vista) 2 10.9 -15 27.2 3 Private Parts (Paramount) 2 8.7 -40 27.6 4 Donnie Brasco (TriStar) 3 5.4 -31 31.3 5 The Empire Strikes Back (Fox) 4 5.1 -36 59.5 6 Love Jones (New Line) 1 3.9 -- 3.9 7 Sling Blade (Miramax) 16 3.0 138 8.4 8 Absolute Power (Columbia) 5 2.4 -35 45.6 9 Star Wars (Fox) 7 2.3 -42 134.0 10 Booty Call (Columbia) 3 2.1 -47 17.1

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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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