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Domestic Market Share

June 24, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6 - June 22:

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Distributor Films Market Share Sony 24 18.5% Universal 8 18.2% 20th Century Fox 13 13.9% Buena Vista 22 13.2% Paramount 17 9.3% Warner Bros. 15 8.9% New Line 18 7.4% Miramax 20 6.8% 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 20-22, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1 Batman & Robin (Warner Bros.) 1 $43.0 -- $43.0 2 My Best Friends Wedding (TriStar) 1 21.7 -- 21.7 3 Con Air (Buena Vista) 3 10.4 -33 67.8 4 The Lost World (Universal) 5 8.0 -36 205.0 5 Speed 2 (20th Century Fox) 2 7.4 -54 30.9 6 Austin Powers (New Line) 8 1.3 -39 48.6 7 Gone Fishin' (Buena Vista) 4 1.2 -42 16.1 8 Addicted to Love (Warner Bros.) 5 .9 -61 32.3 9 The Fifth Element (Columbia) 7 .9 -42 59.8 10 Buddy (Columbia) 3 .9 -55 9.0

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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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