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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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