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May 10, 2000

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.

TV-Based Video Vendors

Year-to-date share of the theatrical video sales market through April 23 and current top-selling TV-based videos:


Company Share Current best-selling video Artisan Entertainment* 29.1% Journey to the Center.... Buena Vista 16.5 Annie Warner Home Video** 10.5 CNN Millennium 2000 Fox 10.0 Walking With Dinosaurs Trimark 7.2 SNL: Tribute to Chris Farley Paramount Home Video 4.8 Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker A&E/New Video Group 3.7 Avengers '64 (Set 1) Columbia 3.7 Double Platinum Sony Music/Sony Wond 3.6 Best of the Tom Green Show Goodtimes Home Video 2.3 Three Stooges (5 Pack)


Market Leaders April 17-23

Top video vendors, in percentage of sales in all categories:

Columbia: 30.6%

Fox: 15.6%

Warner Home Video**: 13.9%

Buena Vista: 10.4%

Universal: 7.9%

Paramount Home Video: 5.2%


* Includes Hallmark and Republic

** Includes HBO, Turner, New Line and Warner Vision

Source: VideoScan

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