Year 2013 has been a record breaking year for Warner Bros. Pictures. They have emerged as the top-grossing studio for 2013, ranking number one in domestic, international and worldwide market shares. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution; Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution; and Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
The Studio took in an estimated combined global Box Office gross of $5.035 billion, setting a new Warner Bros. benchmark and becoming only the second studio ever to cross the $5 billion threshold. It also marked the fifth consecutive year Warner Bros. has surpassed $4 billion worldwide, which is an industry record. Globally, the Studio has now ranked number one or number two in nine of the past ten years, also an industry record.
Warner Bros. Pictures boasts of several box office hits such as The Conjuring, Man Of Steel and Gravity. In fact, both Gravity and The Conjuring have witnessed hundred days and fifty days respectively at Indian cinemas, a rare feat for English films in India.
Dan Fellman stated, “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.”
Veronika 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.”
Among the other worldwide Box Office highlights for 2013 were Pacific Rim, The Hangover Part III, The Great Gatsby and last but not the least We’re The Millers.
Moving into 2014, the Studio’s First Quarter titles include Her, that slated for a January 10, 2014 release; The LEGO Movie, in partnership with Village Roadshow Pictures, slated for February 07, 2014; Winter’s Tale, also with Village Roadshow Pictures, on February 14, 2014 and Warner Bros. Picture’s and Legendary Picture’s 300: Rise Of An Empire, due out March 07, 2014.