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Outline of a typical distribution deal. Text is listed in two columns; the first describes various costs that come out of the box office, and the second row lists the relevant payee. It reads as follows:

Box office

Less: Exhibitors’ share – to Exhibitor

Equals: Film rentals/ Distributor's gross receipts

Less: Distribution fee – to Distributor

Less: Distribution expenses – to Distributor

Less: Recoupment of advance – to Distributor

Equals: Overage – for account of Producer