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Domestic Market Share

June 10, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-June 8:

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Distributor Films Market Share Sony 23 18.8% Universal 8 18.5% Fox 12 13.9% Buena Vista 20 12.2% Paramount 17 10.0% New Line 17 7.7% Warner 14 7.6% Miramax 18 7.4% MGM / UA 7 1.1%

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Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of June 6-8, in millions of dollars:

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Film Wks. in Wknd. % Chg Box Office (Distributor) release total from last to date 1 Con Air 1 $24.1 -- $24.1 (Buena Vista) 2 The Lost World 3 18.6 -46 171.1 (Universal) 3 Addicted to Love 3 3.6 -42 26.2 (Warner) 4 Buddy 1 3.5 -- 3.5 (Columbia) 5 Gone Fishin' 2 3.0 -49 10.5 (Buena Vista) 6 Trial and Error 2 2.6 -46 9.0 (New Line) 7 Austin Powers... 6 2.4 -25 43.0 (New Line) 8 The Fifth Element 5 2.1 -48 55.4 (Columbia) 9 Breakdown 6 1.8 -45 45.1 (Paramount) 10 Liar Liar 12 12 -26 168.5 (Universal)

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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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