In this article, we take a look at some of the top movie companies around the world. You can skip this part and see the first 5 entries of this article by clicking 5 biggest movie companies in the world.
entertainment and film production industry is one of the largest and oldest in the world. It has also continuously evolved over the years as new technologies have emerged to provide entertainment. In its earliest form in the modern era, the movie business was limited to live theatrical performances, with viewers watching their favorite artists perform live. With the advent of the camera, the industry transformed as production companies took over and started recording movies. These were distributed in movie theatres, now known as cinemas, with viewers now watching recorded performances and allowing producers to recoup their investments by paying a ticket fee.
According to a study by Research and Markets, the global film and video market was worth $234 billion in 2020. Going forward, the research firm expects this industry to grow at a rate compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% to reach $252 billion by the end of the year. For 2025, the CAGR for this industry drops to 6%, with an estimated size of $318 billion by the end of the year. Additionally, the company also expects drones to play an important role in the movie industry in the future due to their ease of use for aerial operations and recording.
With the spread of technology around the world, the American film industry is no longer unmatched in its dominance in the sector. Emerging markets, such as China and India, are growing rapidly and their large populations provide local businesses with a large market to target. India’s Bollywood film sector is internationally recognized for its size and diversity, and the county’s major production houses generate a lot of revenue.
Research from the PricewaterhouseCoopers research division indicates that the Indian box office will see a strong recovery and grow at a CAGR of 39.3% to stand at 138 billion Indian rupees or $1.9 billion by the end of 2025. The segment suffered heavy losses in 2020 as the ongoing pandemic forced governments to impose lockdowns. This resulted in the closure of cinemas and producers who had made large investments in films suffered heavy losses as these films could not be shown.
Some of the notable names on this list include The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), Sony Group Corporation (NYSE: SONY) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).
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To determine the 10 largest film companies in the world, we’ll use the companies’ all-time annual gross box office revenue as of September 2021. This represents the revenue a production house makes from a film and the most expensive items. this is the case, the higher the billings. Some of the big movies released often gross over $1 billion and allow production companies to earn a return on their investments. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the biggest film companies in the world by box office gross.
The World’s Largest Film Companies
15. Paramount Pictures Corporation
Box office gross: $33 billion
Paramount Pictures Corporation is a subsidiary of multimedia conglomerate ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC). It is also one of the oldest film studios in the world having been founded 109 years ago in 1912.
As of September 2021, Paramount Pictures has grossed $33 billion through box office gross, and its most iconic title is the movie Titanic which has raked in over $2 billion since its release in 1997.
14. Twentieth Century Studios
Box office gross: $26 billion
20th Century Studios is also a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios which is owned by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). It is also relatively younger compared to some of the other older American film production companies as it was founded “only” 86 years ago in 1935.
It was acquired by Disney in 2017 and renamed 20th Century Studios last year. The studio has grossed $26 billion from box office gross revenue as of September 2021.
13. New Line Productions, Inc
Box office gross: $17 billion
New Line Productions, Inc is also part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: J) of the WarnerMedia division of WarnerBros. It started in the late 1900s as an independent film distributor and was acquired by Warner in 1994.
As of September 2021, the studio had earned $17 billion from box office gross revenue, and its most successful title to date is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which has grossed $1.1 billion. .
12. Legendary Pictures Production, LLC
Box office gross: $16.6 billion
Legendary Pictures Production, LLC is based in Burban, CA, and compared to other movie production giants, it’s one of the youngest companies on the list.
It was founded in 2000 and was acquired by Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group in 2016. The company has grossed $17 billion from box office gross and its most successful title is Jurassic World, thanks to its 1, 7 billion revenue.
11. RatPac Entertainment LLC (Dune Entertainment)
Box office gross: $16.5 billion
RatPac Entertainment LLC, also known for its subsidiary RatPac-Dune Entertainment, traces its roots back to 2006 when Dune Entertainment was established. In 2013 RatPac and Dune merged to create the RatPac subsidiary and Dune Entertainment grossed $16.5 billion in box office gross in September of last year.
10. DreamWorks Animation LLC
Box office gross: $15.6 billion
DreamWorks Animation LLC operates under Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) of the NBCUniversal division. It is also a young film studio, with only 26 titles since its creation in 1994 by a team that included the legendary director Steven Spielberg.
It was acquired by NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion in 2016, and over its lifetime it has grossed $15.6 billion from box office gross. Its most successful title to date is Shrek 2, which grossed $935 million.
9. Relativity Media
Box office gross: $15.3 billion
Relativity Media is a subsidiary of UltraV Holdings and was founded 17 years ago as an intermediary between film studios and banks. It has since produced several of its own titles and had a tumultuous financial history after going bankrupt several times.
The company has grossed $15.3 billion through box office gross in September 2021 and its most successful title is Fast and Furious 6, which has grossed $789 million since its release in 2013.
8. Pixar Animation Studios
Box office gross: $14.7 billion
Pixar Animation Studios, also known as Disney-Pixar, is famous for the success of late Apple founder Steve Jobs’ media venture, which made him Disney’s largest shareholder. Pixar is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios which is owned by The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). It grossed $14.7 billion in gross revenue as of September 2021.
7. Amblin Entertainment, Inc.
Box office gross: $14.6 billion
Amblin Entertainment, Inc is another company founded by Steven Spielberg with Universal Studios acquiring a minor stake in the company in 2017. It has grossed $14.6 billion from gross box office revenue during its lifetime and is famous for his films Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. , the latter earning more than $1.6 billion.
6. Photos of the village tour
Box office gross: $14.6 billion
Village Roadshow Pictures is part of the Village Roadshow Entertainment Group division of Australian media company Village Roadshow. Its co-production with Warner Bros. brought him fame, with hit titles such as Joker taking the company’s box office gross to $14.6 billion. Like The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), Sony Group Corporation (NYSE: SONY) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), Village Roadshow is one of the largest motion picture companies in the world.
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