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June 03, 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.

Weekly DVD sales, in thousands of units

Week ended May 24: 156,000

Overall Top 100 Companies

Digital videodisc sales so far this year total 2.2. million units. DVD market share through May 24 and the current top-selling DVD for each company:

Company: Warner Home Video*

Market share: 45.75%

Current bestseller: L.A. Confidential

*

Company: MGM

Market share: 9.78%

Current bestseller: Tomorrow Never Dies

*

Company: New Line

Market share: 8.32%

Current bestseller: Boogie Nights

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Company: Columbia

Market share: 15.77%

Current bestseller: Starship Troopers

*

Company: Universal Home Video

Market share: 10.63%

Current bestseller: The Jackal

*

Company: Disney

Market share: 10.52%

Current bestseller: Pulp Fiction

*

Company: Live Home Entertainment

Market share: 5.09%

Current bestseller: Terminator 2

*

Company: Image

Market share: 2.93%

Current bestseller: Sixteen Candles

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Company: PolyGram

Market share: 2.49%

Current bestseller: The Game

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Company: Simitar

Market share: 1.65%

Current bestseller: Godzilla--King of the Monsters

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

Source: VideoScan

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