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Company Town Film Profit Report

November 17, 1998

The report is based on projections of total U.S. box-office gross from a consensus of industry sources and studio financial models. The U.S. returns (about 55% of gross) represent only 20% of a film's final revenue, which includes overseas theatrical, video and TV income. The industry marketing average of $30 million per film is factored into these profit equations, as is the relative strength of specific film genres in foreign markets. Results for the weekend of Nov. 13-15:

$$ Mega-Moneymakers

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions Rush Hour New Line 11 $34 $135 The Waterboy Disney 1 23 150

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$ Minor Moneymakers

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Box- Estimated office cost, in Movie title Studio rank millions Antz DreamWorks SKG 5 45 John Carpenter's Vampires Sony 12 16 20 The Wizard of Oz Warner Bros. 8 NA I Still Know What You Did... Sony 2 25

Projected U.S. box-office receipts, Movie title in millions Antz 90 John Carpenter's Vampires Sony The Wizard of Oz 17 I Still Know What You Did... 55

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? Tossups

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions Practical Magic Warner Bros. 10 48 48 Pleasantville New Line 7 42 40 Living Out Loud New Line 8 12 16 The Siege Fox 4 63 55

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? Money Losers

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Projected Box- Estimated U.S. box-office office cost, in receipts, Movie title Studio rank millions in millions Meet Joe Black Universal 3 90 55 I'll Be Home For Christmas Disney 6 16 12

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Notes: Cost estimates are for production only. Only half of box-office receipts come back to the studio. NA = not applicable.

Researched by RICHARD NATALE

If you have information or comments about the chart, call (213) 237-2001 or send e-mail to company.town@latimes.com. Send faxes to (213) 237-7837.

For weekly box-office listings, see Calendar section on Tuesdays.

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