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Market Share for Each Distributor in 1997

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Note: This chart ranks distributors by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1997. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1997. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1996 will most likely earn money in 1996 and 1997.

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 1997

RankDistributorMovies1997 GrossTicketsShare
1 Sony Pictures 36 $1,269,256,493 276,526,450 19.96%
2 Paramount Pictures 27 $889,415,108 193,772,340 13.99%
3 Walt Disney 33 $885,889,269 193,004,183 13.93%
4 Warner Bros. 30 $670,912,791 146,168,351 10.55%
5 20th Century Fox 21 $644,398,839 140,391,895 10.14%
6 Universal 13 $614,947,075 133,975,392 9.67%
7 Miramax 33 $423,765,378 92,323,596 6.66%
8 New Line 19 $334,211,383 72,812,928 5.26%
9 MGM 12 $170,632,351 37,174,799 2.68%
10 Dreamworks SKG 3 $108,096,369 23,550,405 1.70%
11 Gramercy 14 $75,550,740 16,459,850 1.19%
12 Fox Searchlight 10 $49,861,834 10,863,139 0.78%
13 Polygram 2 $48,270,581 10,516,466 0.76%
14 Fine Line 11 $37,888,216 8,254,508 0.60%
15 Trimark 7 $29,963,585 6,528,010 0.47%
16 Sony Pictures Classics 19 $21,998,981 4,792,797 0.35%
17 October Films 10 $18,737,992 4,082,344 0.29%
18 Live Entertainment 2 $15,740,109 3,429,217 0.25%
19 Orion Pictures 4 $13,799,249 3,006,371 0.22%
20 Lionsgate 3 $5,220,478 1,137,357 0.08%
21 Sony/TriStar 2 $4,012,889 874,266 0.06%
22 Vestron 1 $2,868,135 624,866 0.05%
23 New Yorker 7 $2,304,077 501,974 0.04%
24 Warren Miller Entertainment 1 $2,287,639 498,396 0.04%
25 Legacy Releasing 5 $2,061,610 449,151 0.03%
26 Distributor Unknown 1 $1,851,655 403,410 0.03%
27 Goldwyn Entertainment 6 $1,822,105 396,971 0.03%
28 Arrow Releasing 1 $1,351,319 294,405 0.02%
29 Orion Classics 2 $841,696 183,375 0.01%
30 First Look 5 $825,797 179,910 0.01%
31 Strand 7 $799,818 174,249 0.01%
32 Kit Parker Films 1 $793,112 172,791 0.01%
33 Zeitgeist 2 $593,913 129,391 0.01%
34 Cinepix Film Properties 2 $569,507 124,075 0.01%
35 Rialto Pictures 1 $528,428 115,125 0.01%
36 Northern Arts Entertainment 5 $311,681 67,902 0.00%
37 First Run Features 3 $278,084 60,584 0.00%
38 Embassy 1 $75,702 16,492 0.00%
39 Seventh Art Releasing 1 $18,665 4,066 0.00%
40 Roxie Releasing 1 $12,836 2,796 0.00%
41 Avalanche Releasing 1 $11,251 2,451 0.00%
42 Castle Hill Productions 2 $10,000 2,178 0.00%
43 Shadow 1 $5,000 1,089 0.00%
44 Phaedra Cinema 1 $5,000 1,089 0.00%