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April 22, 1998

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.

Weekly DVD sales, in thousand of units:

Week ended: April 12: 119,305

Overall Top 10 Companies

Digital videodisc sales totaled 1.53 million units in 1997. DVD market share though April 12 and the current top-selling DVD for each company:

Company: Warner Home Video*

Market Share: 47.67%

Current bestseller: Devil's Advocate

*

Company: New Line

Market Share: 9.02%

Current bestseller: Boogie Nights

*

Company: MGM

Market Share: 8.51%

Current bestseller: The Spy Who Loved Me

*

Company: Columbia

Market Share: 15.89%

Current bestseller: Seven Years in Tibet

*

Company: Disney

Market Share: 9.33%

Current bestseller: Con Air

*

Company: Universal Home Video

Market Share: 9.26%

Current bestseller: Dune

*

Company: Live Home Entertainment

Market Share: 5.91%

Current bestseller: Terminator 2

*

Company: Image

Market Share: 2.75%

Current bestseller: Killer

*

Company: PolyGram

Market Share: 2.30%

Current bestseller: The Game

*

Company: Republic

Market Share: 1.32%

Current bestseller: Highlander

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

Source: VideoScan

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