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Domestic Market Share

January 13, 1998

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 5-11:

Distributor: Paramount

Films: 6

Market share: 30.4%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 5

Market share: 17.3%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 6

Market share: 10.1%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 5

Market share: 8.2%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 6

Market share: 8.1%

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Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Films: 2

Market share: 7.3%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 7

Market share: 6.2%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 4

Market share: 5.6%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 3

Market share: 3.3%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 6

Market share: 2.4%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Jan. 9-11, 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) 4 $28.7 -14% $197.9 2. Good Will Hinting (Miramax) 6 10.3 339 19.0 3. As Good as It Gets (Sony) 3 9.0 -26 54.0 4. Wag the Dog (New Line) 3 7.8 -- 9.7 5. Tomorrow Never Dies (MGM/UA) 4 7.5 -45 103.4 6. Mouse Hunt (DreamWorks SKG) 4 4.6 -45 45.8 7. Firestorm (20th Century Fox) 1 3.8 -- 3.8 8. Jackie Brown (Miramax) 3 3.7 -49 33.4 9. Scream 2 (Miramax) 5 3.6 -51 90.8 10. Amistad (DreamWorks SKG) 5 2.7 -40 30.8

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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.

Source: ACNielsen EDI

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