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Domestic Market Share

May 06, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-May 4:

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Distributor Films Market Share Sony 19 20.1% Fox 12 16.9% Universal 7 13.5% Buena Vista 19 12.7% Paramount 15 10.1% Miramax 17 8.7% New Line 14 7.4% Warner 12 6.4% MGM / UA 7 1.2%

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Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of May 2-4, in millions of dollars:

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Film Wks. in Wknd. % Chg Box Office (Distributor) release total from last to date 1 Breakdown (Paramount) 1 $12.3 -- $12.3 2 Austin Powers (New Line) 1 9.5 --- 9.5 3 Volcano (Fox) 2 $9.1 -38 $27.4 4 Liar Liar (Universal) 7 5.9 -18 151.5 5 Romy and... (Buena Vista) 2 5.3 -28 14.9 6 Anaconda (Columbia) 4 4.7 -36 49.5 7 Warriors of Virtue (MGM/UA) 1 3.3 --- 3.3 8 The Saint (Paramount) 5 3.1 -39 52.5 9 Murder at 1600 (Warner) 3 2.8 -41 19.5 10 Grosse Pointe Blank (Buena Vista) 4 2.1 -34 21.1

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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, Bear, Stearns & Co.

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