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Domestic Market Share

September 30, 1997

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6-Sept. 24:

Distributor: Sony

Films: 30

Market share: 22.7%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 27

Market share: 15.5%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 11

Market share: 11.9%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 23

Market share: 11.5%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 17

Market share: 10.2%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 23

Market share: 9.9%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 22

Market share: 6.5%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 28

Market share: 6.4%

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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. 26-28, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1. The Peacemaker (DreamWorks SKG) 1 $12.3 -- $12.3 2. In & Out (Paramount) 2 11.2 -25% 30.4 3. Soul Food (20th Century Fox) 1 11.2 -- 11.2 4. The Edge (20th Century Fox) 1 7.7 -- 7.7 5. The Game (PolyGram) 3 5.0 -44 35.8 6. L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros.) 2 4.4 -15 11.6 7. Wes Craven's Wishmaster (Live Ent.) 2 3.1 -48 10.8 8. The Full Monty (Fox Searchlight) 7 2.8 -9 14.0 9. A Thousand Acres (Buena Vista) 2 1.6 -46 5.5 10. G.I. Jane (Buna Vista) 6 1.3 -43 44.6

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

Figures for New Line include Fine Line releases.

Sources: Entertainment Data Inc.

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