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The Times Film Index

April 21, 1998

Domestic Market Share

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors Jan. 5-April 19:

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(Distributor) Films Market share Paramount 11 26.5% Sony, 23 12.5% New Line 13 12.4% Warner Bro. 16 10.7% Miramax 16 10.1% Universal 8 6.2% MGA/UA 12 5.7% 20th Century Fox 7 3.8% Buena Vista 11 2.9% DreamWorks SKG 3 2.5%

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Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of April 17-19, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Wks. in Wknd. from Film (Distributor) release total last 1 City of Angels (Warner Bros.) 2 $12.3 --20% 2 The Object of My Affection (20th Cent. Fox) 1 9.7 -- 3 Lost in Space (New Line) 3 7.5 --44 4 Titanic (Paramount) 18 7.4 --13 5 Paulie (DreamWorks) 1 5.4 -- 6 Species 2 (MGM/UA) 2 4.0 --45 7 The Odd Couple 2 (Paramount) 2 3.8 --22 8 Mercury Rising (Universal) 3 3.7 --32 9 The Players Club (New Line) 2 3.6 --39 10 Major League 3 (Warner Bros.) 1 2.1 --

Box office to date 1 $34.1 2 9.7 3 52.3 4 554.1 5 5.4 6 13.8 7 10.7 8 24.7 9 14.3 10 2.1

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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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