[Movies] Warner Bros. Is The Top Studio In 2013 Box Office
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.04.2014
With $5.035 billion...
Coming Soon reports that Warner Bros. Pictures is the #1 studio in domestic, international and worldwide box office for 2013. Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution; Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution; and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution all made the announcement today. The studio brought in $5.035 billion, a new studio record and only the second studio to pass $5 billion. This is the fifth year in a row that WB has passed $4 billion worldwide, an industry record. Warner Bros has ranked either #1 or #2 in nine of the past ten years, which is another industry record. Finally, setting yet another record, they have passed $1 billion domestically and internationally thirteen years in a row.
Warner Bros. brought in an estimated $1.895 billion domestically with eight films getting over $100 million and three getting over $200 million. Internationally, they brought in $3.14 billion (a new studio record), making this the fourth year in a row and sixth year overall it has earned over $2 billion. These include ten releases with over $100 million, seven over $200 million, two over $300 million and two over $400 million.
Fellman said: "We are extremely proud of all the remarkable benchmarks reached in 2013. These terrific numbers speak to the diversity of our slate, which has enabled us to deliver great entertainment to a broad range of audiences throughout the year."
Kwan Vandenberg added: "This incredible achievement is a testament to not only the consistent quality of filmmaking at our studio, but also the creativity and hard work of our teams here and around the world. They continue to reach for greater possibilities in a growing and changing international marketplace."
Kroll said: "We share these remarkable results with our partners at New Line, Village Roadshow, Legendary and MGM. We also thank and congratulate the extraordinary talents behind our films, whose commitment has been an important part of our efforts on each release."
Two of the studio's hits are still in theaters, including The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug (with MGM and New Line Cinema, $659 million worldwide) and Gravity ($663 million so far worldwide). Other big releases include the studio's top-grossing release of 2013 Man of Steel (with Legendary Pictures, $668 million), Pacific Rim (with Legendary Pictures, $411 million), The Hangover Part III (with Legendary Pictures, $362 million), The Great Gatsby (with Village Roadshow Pictures, $351 million), New Line Cinema's The Conjuring ($318 million) and New Line's We're The Millers ($270 million).
In the first quarter of 2014 the studio will release Her (January 10 in wide release), The LEGO Movie (with Village Roadshow Pictures, February 7), Winter's Tale (with Village Roadshow Pictures, February 14) and 300: Rise of an Empire (with Legendary Pictures, March 7).