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Domestic Market Share

September 23, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-Sept. 21:

Distributor: Sony

Films: 29

Market share: 23.1%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 27

Market share: 15.7%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 11

Market share: 12.1%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 23

Market share: 11.5%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 15

Market share: 10.0%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 23

Market share: 9.7%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 22

Market share: 6.6%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 28

Market share: 6.5%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 12

Market share: 1.3%

Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Sept. 19-21, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1 In & Out (Paramount) 1 $15.0 -- $15.0 2 The Game (PolyGram) 2 9.0 -37 28.3 3 Craven's Wishmaster (Live Ent.) 1 6.0 -- 6.0 4 L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros.) 1 5.2 -- 5.2 5 Full Monty (Fox Searchlight) 6 3.0 +4 10.3 6 A Thousand Acres (Buena Vista) 1 2.9 -- 2.9 7 G.I. Jane (Buena Vista) 5 2.4 -32 42.5 8 Money Talks (New Line) 5 2.2 -32 37.2 9 Air Force One (Sony) 9 2.1 -26 166.1 10 Fire Down Below (Warner Bros.) 3 1.6 -52 14.0

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

Figures for New Line include Fine Line releases.

Source: Entertainment Data Inc.

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