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Domestic Market Share

September 03, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-Sept. 1:

Distributor: Sony

Films: 28

Market share: 23.6%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 26

Market share: 15.8%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 11

Market share: 12.6%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 21

Market share: 11.3%

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Distributor: 20th Century

Films: 15

Market share: 10.5%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 22

Market share: 9.7%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 21

Market share: 6.6%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 27

Market share: 6.3%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 11

Market share: 1.1%

Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Aug. 29-Sept. 1, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1. G.I. Jane (Buena Vista) 2 $10.3 -7 $26.3 2. Money Talks (New Line) 2 9.4 -11 23.7 3. Air Force One (Sony) 6 8.5 +8 154.2 4. Hoodlum (MGM/UA) 1 8.1 -- 10.2 5. Conspiracy Theory (Warner Bros.) 4 6.9 -7 63.0 6. Excess Baggage (Sony) 1 6.3 -- 6.3 7. Mimic (Miramax) 2 6.2 -21 16.9 8. Cop Land (Miramax) 3 5.8 -21 36.0 9. Kull the Conqueror (Universal) 1 3.5 -- 3.5 10. Men in Black (Sony) 9 3.4 +16 235.1

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* Distributors receive roughly half of box-office revenue, on average.

Note: Figures for New Line include Fine Line releases.

Sources: Top 10 provided by Entertainment Data Inc.

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