This chart tracks video sales--alternating weekly among...


This chart tracks video sales--alternating weekly among an overall view of the market and profiles of individual segments. Sales data include mass merchandisers and retailers but not most discount outlets.


Quarterly sales, in millions of units: 4th quarter, 1997: 98

Overall Top 10 Companies

Year-to-date share of video sales market through Dec 28 and current top-selling video for each company.:

Company: Disney

Market Share: 19.8%

Current best-seller: George of the Jungle


Company: Warner Home Video*

Market Share: 18.4

Current best-seller: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


Company: Fox

Market Share: 10.6

Current best-seller: Star War Trilogy


Company: Universal Home Video

Market Share: 9.4

Current best-seller: Jurassic Park: The Lost World


Company: Paramount Home Video

Market Share: 9.1

Current best-seller: Star Trek-First Contact


Company: Columbia

Market Share: 8.9

Current best-seller: Men in Black


Company: Anchor Bay

Market Share: 2.7

Current best-seller: It’s a Wonderful Life (colorized)


Company: Sony/Sony Wonder

Market Share: 2.6

Current best-seller: Elmo Saves Christmas


Company: Live Home Entertainment

Market Share: 2.5

Current best-seller: Rudolh the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Company: PolyGram Home Video

Market Share: 2.0

Current best-seller: Lord of the Dance

* Includes MGM, HBO, Tuner, New Line and Warner Vision

Source: VideoScan