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October 14, 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.

Weekly DVD sales, in thousands of units

(Please see newspaper for full chart information)

Week ended Oct. 4: 173,000

Overall Top 10 Companies

Digital videodisc sales so far this year total 5.03 million units. DVD market share through Oct. 4 and the current top-selling disc for each company:

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Company Market share Current bestseller Warner Home Video* 45.0% City of Angels - MGM 10.6 Man in the Iron Mask - New Line 8.2 Wedding Singer Columbia 14.8 Wild Things Universal Home Video 12.2 Mercury Rising Disney 10.2 Pulp Fiction Artisan 4.3 Merlin (Hallmark) Image 3.1 Terminator PolyGram 2.3 Gingerbread Man Simitar 2.0 I Like to Play Games

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* Includes MGM, HBO, Turner, New Line and WarnerVision.

Source: VideoScan

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