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Beyond the Big 6: Mini Majors Gain Momentum
20 Mar 2013
By Aimee Manis
Surveying the domestic box office revenues of the past several years, it’s no surprise that the Big Six of studios hold court at the top of the list, consistently commanding upwards of 90% of the market share. These household-name media conglomerates—Paramount, Warner Bros., Sony, Disney, Universal and 20th Century Fox—have long dominated the upper rankings year after year. But the mini-majors are worth a closer look; these smaller companies are fast rising in the ranks, one steady percentage point at a time. The mini-majors perform the same functions as the majors whom they directly compete with: They finance, produce, market and distribute films. But they operate without the safety net of a diversified parent company.
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