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Domestic Market Share

June 17, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-June 15:

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Distributor Films Market Share Universal 8 18.6% Sony 23 18.4% 20th Century Fox 13 14% Buena Vista 21 12.9% Paramount 17 9.8% New Line 17 7.7% Warner Bros. 14 7.5% Miramax 20 7.2% MGM / UA 7 1.0%

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Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of June 13-15, in millions of dollars:

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Film Wks. in Wknd. % Chg Box Office (Distributor) release total from last to date 1 Speed 2 1 $16.2 -- $16.2 (20th Century Fox) 2 Con Air 2 15.7 -35 49.9 (Buena Vista) 3 The Lost World 4 12.5 -33 190.7 (Universal) 4 Addicted to Love 4 2.3 -37 30.2 (Warner) 5 Austin Powers 7 2.1 -12 46.0 (New Line) 6 Gone Fishin' 3 2.0 -31 13.8 (Buena Vista) 7 Buddy 2 1.9 -45 6.8 (Columbia) 8 The Fifth Element 6 1.5 -29 57.9 (Columbia) 9 Trial and Error 3 1.3 -49 11.5 (New Line) 10 Breakdown 7 1.0 -42 46.7 (Paramount)

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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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