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The Times Film Index

May 20, 1997

Domestic Market Share

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6 to May 18:

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Distributor Films Market Share Sony 21 20.7% Fox 12 16.1% Universal 7 13.0% Buena Vista 19 12.3% Paramount 19 10.6% Miramax 17 8.3% New Line 16 7.8% Warner 13 7.0% 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 16-18, in millions of dollars:

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Film Wks. in Wknd. % Chg Box Office (Distributor) release total from last to date 1 The Fifth Element (Columbia) 2 $11.4 -33 $34.2 2 Father's Day (Warner)21 6.1 -30 17.2 3 Breakdown (Paramount) 3 $5.9 -22 $31.2 4 Austin Powers (New Line) 3 5.8 -17 27.5 5 Volcano (Fox) 4 $3.6 -20 38.9 6 Liar Liar (Universal) 9 3.2 -11 160.6 7 Night Falls on... (Paramount) 1 2.9 --- 2.9 8 Sprung (Trimark) 1 2.5 --- 3.0 9 Romy and... (Buena Vista) 4 2.2 -23 22.3 10 Anaconda (Columbia) 6 2.2 -17 56.0

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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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