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Market Share for Each Distributor in 1996

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Note: This chart ranks distributors by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1996. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1996. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1995 will most likely earn money in 1995 and 1996.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Top Grossing Distributors of 1996

RankDistributorMovies1996 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 37 $1,219,151,882 275,826,197 21.06%
2 Warner Bros. 30 $909,855,035 205,849,541 15.71%
3 Paramount Pictures 24 $740,924,146 167,629,885 12.80%
4 20th Century Fox 15 $730,976,224 165,379,228 12.62%
5 Sony Pictures 40 $613,497,527 138,800,326 10.60%
6 Universal 18 $482,379,703 109,135,672 8.33%
7 New Line 20 $297,962,883 67,412,408 5.15%
8 MGM 19 $292,208,554 66,110,524 5.05%
9 Miramax 40 $243,647,983 55,123,957 4.21%
10 Gramercy 14 $83,450,697 18,880,240 1.44%
11 Sony Pictures Classics 17 $40,200,823 9,095,201 0.69%
12 Orion Pictures 5 $35,023,932 7,923,964 0.60%
13 Miramax/Dimension 1 $25,728,961 5,821,031 0.44%
14 Fox Searchlight 4 $19,043,456 4,308,473 0.33%
15 Goldwyn Entertainment 7 $15,985,241 3,616,567 0.28%
16 October Films 9 $10,776,486 2,438,114 0.19%
17 Fine Line 7 $9,076,896 2,053,595 0.16%
18 First Look 5 $4,995,518 1,130,205 0.09%
19 BET Pictures 1 $2,291,255 518,383 0.04%
20 Warren Miller Entertainment 1 $2,035,470 460,513 0.04%
21 Kit Parker Films 1 $1,229,715 278,216 0.02%
22 Cinepix Film Properties 5 $1,185,497 268,209 0.02%
23 Orion Classics 2 $1,080,501 244,456 0.02%
24 Northern Arts Entertainment 4 $974,699 220,519 0.02%
25 Lionsgate 1 $852,362 192,842 0.01%
26 FM Entertainment International 1 $684,351 154,830 0.01%
27 Filmopolis Pictures 1 $555,900 125,769 0.01%
28 Rainbow Releasing 1 $510,271 115,445 0.01%
29 Palm Pictures 1 $443,579 100,357 0.01%
30 Columbia 1 $378,678 85,673 0.01%
31 New Yorker 2 $343,987 77,824 0.01%
32 Artistic License 1 $337,560 76,371 0.01%
33 Discovery/IMAX 1 $321,070 72,640 0.01%
34 Strand 3 $314,602 71,176 0.01%
35 Roxie Releasing 1 $295,493 66,853 0.01%
36 Legacy Releasing 3 $269,399 60,949 0.00%
37 Paulist Pictures 1 $225,161 50,941 0.00%
38 Savoy 1 $197,322 44,642 0.00%
39 Spelling Films 1 $185,170 41,893 0.00%
40 Trimark 1 $5,000 1,131 0.00%
41 Kino International 1 $5,000 1,131 0.00%
42 Castle Hill Productions 1 $5,000 1,131 0.00%
43 JeTi Films 1 $527 119 0.00%