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June 10, 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

May 31: 3.9 million

Overall Top 10 Companies

Year-to-date share of video sales market through May 31 and current top-selling video for each company:

Company: Disney

Market share: 22.76%

Current bestseller: Con Air

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Company: Warner Home Video*

Market share: 17.94%

Current bestseller: Conspiracy Theory

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Company: Fox

Market share: 10.21%

Current bestseller: Anastasia

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Company: Columbia

Market share: 9.30%

Current bestseller: As Good as it Gets

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Company: Universal Home Video

Market share: 8.75%

Current bestseller: Mouse Hunt

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Company: Paramount Home Video

Market share: 7.97%

Current bestseller: Face/Off

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Company: Anchor Bay

Market share: 3.51%

Current bestseller: Godzilla 1985

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Company: Sony Music/Sony Wonder

Market share: 2.96%

Current bestseller: Elmopalooza!

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Company: Lyon's Group

Market share: 2.33%

Current bestseller: Barney's Big Surprise

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Company: Live Home Entertainment

Market share: 2.03%

Current bestseller: Platoon

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

Source: VideoScan

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