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Market Share for Each Distributor in 1998

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Note: This chart ranks distributors by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 1998. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1998. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 1997 will most likely earn money in 1997 and 1998.

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 1998

RankDistributorMovies1998 GrossTicketsShare
1 Walt Disney 28 $1,109,009,676 236,462,602 16.39%
2 Paramount Pictures 19 $1,046,011,656 223,030,194 15.46%
3 Warner Bros. 31 $758,468,077 161,720,256 11.21%
4 20th Century Fox 19 $729,639,504 155,573,445 10.78%
5 Sony Pictures 37 $684,267,457 145,899,229 10.11%
6 New Line 17 $518,917,489 110,643,379 7.67%
7 Dreamworks SKG 7 $467,963,255 99,778,942 6.91%
8 Universal 19 $400,605,109 85,416,858 5.92%
9 Miramax 40 $394,840,826 84,187,789 5.83%
10 MGM 16 $184,693,042 39,380,173 2.73%
11 Polygram 6 $100,959,041 21,526,446 1.49%
12 MacGillivray Freeman Films 1 $66,877,098 14,259,509 0.99%
13 Sony/TriStar 3 $58,993,028 12,578,470 0.87%
14 Sony Pictures Classics 20 $45,583,526 9,719,292 0.67%
15 Gramercy 11 $44,163,931 9,416,611 0.65%
16 October Films 11 $28,822,836 6,145,588 0.43%
17 Fox Searchlight 8 $23,155,177 4,937,134 0.34%
18 Artisan 8 $22,476,640 4,792,457 0.33%
19 Trimark 9 $14,015,798 2,988,438 0.21%
20 Fine Line 7 $9,702,177 2,068,691 0.14%
21 Lionsgate 16 $9,508,694 2,027,433 0.14%
22 Live Film & Mediaworks 1 $6,754,958 1,440,289 0.10%
23 Discovery/IMAX 1 $4,119,728 878,406 0.06%
24 First Look 2 $3,637,502 775,585 0.05%
25 IMAX Films 2 $3,526,086 751,830 0.05%
26 Live Entertainment 2 $3,389,614 722,731 0.05%
27 Distributor Unknown 1 $2,750,686 586,500 0.04%
28 Warren Miller Entertainment 1 $2,750,064 586,367 0.04%
29 Stratosphere Entertainment 4 $2,643,035 563,545 0.04%
30 Good Machine Releasing 1 $2,635,624 561,966 0.04%
31 Lorimar Motion Pictures 1 $1,547,397 329,935 0.02%
32 Strand 9 $1,451,670 309,520 0.02%
33 Legacy Releasing 7 $1,320,828 281,623 0.02%
34 Alliance Films 2 $1,065,180 227,116 0.02%
35 New Yorker 6 $911,657 194,380 0.01%
36 Rainbow Releasing 1 $821,997 175,265 0.01%
37 Rialto Pictures 1 $752,045 160,350 0.01%
38 Goldwyn Entertainment 2 $574,877 122,574 0.01%
39 Artistic License 4 $554,686 118,268 0.01%
40 Roxie Releasing 1 $441,808 94,202 0.01%
41 Orion Pictures 2 $422,709 90,129 0.01%
42 First Run Features 4 $348,168 74,234 0.01%
43 Zeitgeist 5 $338,755 72,227 0.01%
44 Leisure Time Features 1 $316,872 67,563 0.00%
45 RS Entertainment 1 $189,635 40,433 0.00%
46 Palm Pictures 1 $126,722 27,019 0.00%
47 Atlantic 1 $84,744 18,069 0.00%
48 Phaedra Cinema 1 $62,626 13,353 0.00%
49 Kino International 2 $61,818 13,180 0.00%
50 Empire Pictures 1 $56,158 11,973 0.00%
51 WinStar Cinema 1 $48,856 10,417 0.00%
52 Castle Hill Productions 5 $19,447 4,144 0.00%
53 Attitude Films 1 $16,556 3,530 0.00%
54 Cowboy Pictures 1 $15,631 3,332 0.00%
55 Northern Arts Entertainment 2 $10,000 2,132 0.00%
56 Avalanche Releasing 1 $5,000 1,066 0.00%
57 Margin Films 1 $2,194 467 0.00%
58 Shadow 1 $783 166 0.00%