YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Company Town | Video View

July 08, 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.

Quarterly sales, in millions of units: 2nd quarter, 1998: 54 million

Overall Top 10 Companies

Year-to-date share of video sales market through June 28 and current top-selling video for each company.:

Company: Disney

Market Share: 21.6%

Current bestseller: Flubber


Company: Warner Home Video*

Market Share: 18.2%

Current bestseller: Austin Powers (New Line)


Company: Fox

Market Share: 10.3%

Current bestseller: Home Alone 3


Company: Columbia

Market Share: 9.7%

Current bestseller: Spice World


Company: Universal Home Video

Market Share: 8.6%

Current bestseller: Mouse Hunt


Company: Paramount Home Video

Market Share: 8.3%

Current bestseller: Grease (20th anniv. edition)


Company: Anchor Bay

Market Share: 3.5%

Current best-seller: Halloween


Company: Sony Music/Sony Wonder

Market Share: 2.9%

Current bestseller: Elmopalooza!


Company: LyrickStudios

Market Share: 2.3%

Current bestseller: Barney's Big Surprise


Company: Artisan Entertainment

Market Share: 2.0%

Current bestseller: Platoon

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

Source: VideoScan

Los Angeles Times Articles