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Domestic Market Share

April 07, 1998

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors Jan. 5-April 5:

Distributor: Paramount

Films: 10

Market Share: 27.8%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 19

Market Share: 13.3%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 12

Market Share: 11.1%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 11

Market Share: 11.0%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 13

Market Share: 9.6

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 8

Market Share: 5.8%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 11

Market Share: 5.4%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 6

Market Share: 3.6%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 11

Market Share: 3.2%

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Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Films: 2

Market Share: 2.5%

Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of April 3-5, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1 Lost in Space (New Line) 1 $20.2 -- $20.2 2 Titanic (Paramount) 16 11.5 -24% 530.4 3 Mercury Rising (Universal) 1 10.1 -- 10.1 4 Grease (20th anniv.) (Paramount) 2 5.5 -57 20.1 5 Primary Colors (Universal) 3 4.7 -33 28.9 6 Wild Things (Sony) 3 3.6 -36 23.6 7 The Man in the Iron Mask (MGA/UA) 4 3.5 -45 49.0 8 As Good as It Gets (Sony) 15 3.3 -23 136.4 9 Good Will Hunting (Miramax) 18 3.2 -23 126.0 10 The Newton Boys (20th Century Fox) 2 2.3 -43 7.6

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

Figures for New Line include Fine Line releases.

Figures for MGM/UA include Goldwyn and Orion releases.

Source: ACNielsen EDI

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