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Domestic Market Share

January 06, 1998

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 6, 1997-Jan.4, 1998:

Distributor: Sony

Films: 37

Market share: 20.3%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 35

Market share: 14.2%

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Distributor: Paramount

Films: 29

Market share: 12.3%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 28

Market share: 10.8%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 22

Market share: 10.3%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 14

Market share: 9.9% *

Distributor: Miramax

Films: 34

Market share: 6.8%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 31

Market share: 6.0%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 18

Market share: 2.9%

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Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Films: 3

Market share: 1.7%

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Distributor: Gramercy

Films: 14

Market share: 1.2%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Jan. 2-4, in millions of dollars:

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% chg. Box Wks. in Wknd. from office Film (Distributor) release total last to date 1 Titanic (Paramount) 3 $33.33 -6% $157.5 2 Tomorrow Never Dies (MGM/UA) 3 13.8 -33 92.4 3 As Good as It Gets (Sony) 2 12.2 -3 40.7 4 Mouse Hunt (DreamWorks SKG) 3 8.4 -13 40.0 5 Scream 2 (Miramax) 43 7.3 -22 85.5 6 Jackie Brown (Miramax) 2 7.3 -22 27.2 7 Amistad (DreamWorks SKG) 4 4.5 -13 26.7 8 An American Werewolf) in Paris (Buena Vista) 2 4.4 -42 20.1 9 Flubber (Buena Vista) 6 4.4 -19 83.1 10 Mr. Magoo (Buena Vista) 1 5.2 -- 6.5

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Note: 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.

Sources: Entertainment Data Inc.

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