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WARNER BROS. TOP STUDIO OF 2013 WITH $5.04 BILLION

January 3, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks to such tentpole triumphs as the two Hobbit movies, Man of Steel and Gravity as well as five other films that grossed over $100 million each, Warner Bros. wound up the year as the top-grossing studio with $5.04 billion in ticket sales worldwide. With fewer releases, Disney placed second with $4.73 billion. It also had the top-grossing film of the year, Iron Man 3 as well as strong results for Monsters University, Oz The Great and Powerful and Frozen. Universal placed third with $4.04 billion, primarily on the strength of Despicable Me 2, which accounted for nearly a quarter of that figure. Fox came in fourth with $3.40 billion, with The Croods, The Wolverine and A Good Day to Die Hard its top earners. And Sony, after rising to No. 1 last year, plummeted to No. 5 this year with $3.01 billion with only Grown Ups 2 and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 standing out. The relatively small studio Lionsgate earned $2.23 billion for the year, principally from The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Now You See Me. And, with just a handful of releases, Paramount chalked up $2.31 billion, mostly from such hits as World War Z, Star Trek: Into Darkness and G.I. Joe Retaliation.