Monday, 23 November 2015

The Big Six Film Studios

Warner Bros. Pictures -

Parent Company:
Time Warner Incorporated

Divisions inside the company: HBO, Time Warner Corporate, Turner Broadcasting System and Warner Brother's entertainment.

Owns: Warner Brothers Television Group, Warner Brother's digital distribution, Warner brothers interactive entertainment, DC entertainment and DC comics.

Warner Bros has 15.6% of the market share.

Known for: American Sniper, Mad Max, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and FRIENDS

Total Gross: $1,454.4 million.

20th Century Fox - 

Parent company: Fox television,founded by William Fox

Divisions inside the company: Fox TV group, Filmed Entertainment,Fox Networks, Endemol Shine Group, Fox Sports, National Geographic Channels and Fox International

Owns: Blue Sky Studios, Fox Star Studios (India)20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, Fox, 20th Television, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Century Fox Japan, Fox Studios Australia and TSG Entertainment

20th Century Fox has 12.3% market share

Known for: X-men, Avatar, Star Wars, Fantastic Four and The Simpsons
Total gross: $1,147.4 million.

Columbia Pictures -

Parent Company: Sony, CEO: Michael Lynton.

Divisions inside the company: Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Animation, TriStar Pictures and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

Owns: Consumer electronics, Semi conductors, Video games, Media/Entertainment, Computer hardware and Telecom equipment

Columbia pictures has a market share of 8.9%

Total gross: $828.4 million.

Paramount Pictures -

Parent Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation then Independent then Gulf+Western then Paramount Communications inc and now Viacom.

Divisions inside the company: Paramount Home Media Distribution, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Vantage and Paramount Animation.

Owns: Madison square gardens properties, 50% steak in USA networks as well as being involved with TV, music publishing and home video.

Paramount pictures has a market share of 6.3%

Known for: Titanic, Shrek (including 2, 3 and 4), Forrest Gump, Iron Man and The Truman Show

Total gross: $585.4 million.

Universal Studios -

Parent Company: NBC Universal, owned by National Broadcasting Company

Divisions inside the company:
Universal animation studios, Focus features, Illumination entertainment, Working title films, Universal pictures home entertainment and United International Pictures

Owns: NBC News, NBC sports, NBC Universal TV and Cable.

Universal Studios has a market share of 25.2%

Known for: Jurassic Park/ World, Despicable me/2, Pitch Perfect/2, Jaws, Ted, Fifty Shades of Grey and E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial

Total gross: $2,348.7 million.

Walt Disney Pictures -

Parent Company: Walt Disney Studios, owned by Walt Disney's company

Owns: Live action TV, film production and theme parks.

Walt Disney Pictures has a 16.2% market share.

Buena Vista (divisions of the company): Disney Pixar, Publishing (Marvel and Disney Music), Theatre (Aladdin the musical), Radio (Radio Disney and ESPN Radio Network) and websites such as Club Penguin

Known for: The Avengers, Frozen, Toy Story (1,2 and 3), Wreck-it-Ralph, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Finding Nemo

Total Gross: $1,508.0 million.

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