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Domestic Market Share

March 17, 1998

Domestic market share and number of films in release for U.S. distributors Jan. 5- March 15:

Distributor: Paramount

Films: 9

Market share: 28.6%

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Distributor: Sony

Films: 18

Market share: 13.4%

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Distributor: Miramax

Films: 9

Market share: 12.2%

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Distributor: New Line

Films: 9

Market share: 10.5%

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Distributor: Warner Bros.

Films: 10

Market share: 9.9%

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Distributor: MGM/UA

Films: 11

Market share: 4.1%

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Distributor: Universal

Films: 6

market share: 4.1%

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Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Films: 5

Market share: 3.8%

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Distributor: Buena Vista

Films: 10

Market share: 3.6%

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Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Films: 2

Market share: 3.0%

Tracking the Top 10

Total box-office grosses of the latest top 10 releases for the weekend of Mar. 13-15, 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) 13 $17.58 --0% $471.4 2. The Man in the Iron Mask (MGA/UA) 1 17.27 -- 17.3 3. U.S. Marshals (Warner Bros.) 2 11.36 --33 32.9 4. Good Will Hunting (Miramax) 15 4.84 --6 109.8 5. The Wedding Singer (New Line) 5 4.66 --25 63.5 6. The Big Lebowski (Gramercy) 2 3.49 --37 10.7 7. Twilight (Paramount) 2 3.24 --45 10.6 8. Hush (Sony) 2 3.23 --44 10.4 9. As Good as It Gets (Sony) 12 3.05 --5 121.4 10. Dark City (New Line) 3 1.44 --49 12.6

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Notes: 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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