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The Times Film Index

January 27, 1998

Domestic Market Share

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors from Jan. 5-25:

Distributor: Paramount

Films: 7

Market share: 32.1%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 6

Market share: 15.9%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 10

Market share: 11.6%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 6

Market share: 6.8%

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Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Films: 2

Market share: 6.2%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 7

Market share: 5.9%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 6

Market share: 5.7%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 4

Market share: 5.5%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 7

Market share: 4.1%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 4

Market share: 3.8%

TRACKING THE TOP 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Jan. 23-25, 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) 6 $25.2 --30% $274.6 2. Spice World (Sony) 1 10.5 -- 10.5 3. Good Will Hunting (Miramax) 8 8.5 --38 48.4 4. As Good as It Gets (Sony) 5 7.5 --25 76.6 5. Fallen (Warner Bros.) 2 4.9 --52 16.9 6. Wag the Dog (New Line) 5 4.4 --32 23.3 7. Hard Rain (Paramount) 2 3.7 --54 12.8 8. Half Baked (Universal) 2 3.1 --60 12.0 9. Phantoms (Miramax) 1 3.1 -- 3.1 10. Tomorrow Never Dies (MGM/UA) 6 2.7 --57 115.5

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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.

Source: ACNielsen EDI

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