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Video View

September 25, 1997

This chart tracks video sales--alternating weekly among an overall view of the market and profiles of individual segments. Sales data include mass merchandisers and retailers but not most discount outlets.

Theatrical: 77%

Children's: 13%

Television: 4%

Exercise: 3%

Other: 2%

Sports: 1%

Theatrical Video Vendors

Year-to-date share of the theatrical video sales market through Sept. 14 and current top-selling theatrical videos:


Company Share Current best-selling video Warner Home Video* 22.80 Swan Princess: Escape ... MGM 6.75 Overboard Turner Home Ent. 2.38 Seven Disney 22.62% Mary Poppins Fox 11.77 Star Wars Trilogy Columbia 11.00 Annie Paramount Home Video** 10.02 The First Wives Club Universal Home Video 9.81 Babe Live Home Entertainment 2.66 Dirty Dancing Anchor Bay 2.28 Halloween


Market Leaders Sept. 8-14

Top video vendors, in percentage of sales in all categories:

Warner Home Video*: 18.19%

Fox: 18.15%

Disney: 15.96%

Paramount Home Video**: 9.59%

Universal Home Video: 8.93%

Columbia: 6.33%

* Includes MGM, HBO, Turner, New Line and Warner Vision

** Includes ESPN and ABC

Source: VideoScan

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