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July 01, 1998

This chart tracks video sales--alternating weekly between an overall view of the market and profiles of individual segments. Sales data include mass merchandisers and retailers but not most discount outlets.

Total weekly sales, in millions of units

Week ended June 21: 133,000

Overall Top 10 Companies

Digital videodisc sales so far this year total 2.2 million units. DVD market share through June 21 and the current top-selling disc for each company:

Company: Warner Home Video*

Market share: 44.67%

Current bestseller: L.A. Confidential


Company: MGM

Market share: 10.31%

Current bestseller: Tomorrow Never Dies


Company: New Line

Market share: 7.84%

Current bestseller: Austin Powers


Company: Columbia

Market share: 16.18%

Current bestseller: I Know What You Did Last Summer


Company: Universal Home Video

Market share: 11.06%

Current bestseller: The Jackal


Company: Disney

Market share: 10.88%

Current bestseller: Scream


Company: Artisan

Market share: 4.79%

Current bestseller: Terminator 2


Company: Image

Market share: 2.99%

Current bestseller: Terminator


Company: PolyGram

Market share: 2.48%

Current bestseller: The Game


Company: Simitar

Market share: 1.77%

Current bestseller: Godzilla--King of the Monsters

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

**Formerly Live Home Entertainment

Source: VideoScan

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