The movie industry is one of the fast-growing sectors in the world today. The growth of technology has helped movie studios and production companies reach a wider global reach. Additionally, massive investments in the sector are worth billions; over the past decade, there have been mega-budget movies. Here are some of the top movie production studios in the world:
Universal Pictures is one of the most popular filmmakers with the highest number of movies that have surpassed a billion dollars. The company owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal F&E unit has produced more than 300 films. Popular films produced by the firm include Jurassic Park, King Kong, Minions, and The Fate of the Furious.
Warner Bros. Discovery owns the Burbank, California-based Warner Bros. Entertainment. Warner Bros. is one of the few film studios that have released two billion dollar movies within the same year. It achieved this feat in 2012 with the release of Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Dark Knight Rises.
Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group
Sony Pictures is a unit of Sony Entertainment alongside other two other subsidiaries (Screen Game and TriStar Pictures. Some of the iconic films and franchises created by the company include Jumanji, Spiderman, and Resident Evil. The company has produced 296 films in total.
Walt Disney Studios
Walt Disney Studios is one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. The Walt Disney-owned firm has produced five of the top ten highest-grossing movies in history. Its most successful movie is the Lion King, released in 2019 and has generated almost $1.6 billion in sales.
20th Century Fox
20th Century Studios is among the oldest movie production firms in the US that have been around since 1915. The company is a Walt Disney Co Studios subsidiary, with four divisions dealing with games and animated movies. Popular movies produced by the company include Rise of the Planet of Apes, Avatar, Taken 2, And Titanic
Paramount Pictures has been around since 1912 and is among the largest companies in the film sector. The company has produced almost 241 movies since its inception racking close to $35 billion in ticket sales. In May 2022, the company released its latest film, Top gun: Maveric, which has brought close to $1.4 billion in sales.
Lionsgate Films is among North America’s most lucrative film studios and the most successful mini-major movie distribution company. Lion Gate entertainment purchased Cineplex in 1997 to form Lionsgate Films. So far, the company has created iconic movies such as Kick-Ass, The Expendables, and The Hunger Games. Summit Entertainment is a subsidiary of the film.
Comcast Corporation-owned “DreamWorks Pictures” focuses mainly on animated films. There has been a considerable increase in demand for animated movies on platforms such as Netflix. The company has produced notable franchises like Kung fu Panda, The Prince of Egypt, and Shrek.
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Relativity Media is a movie production company operating as a subsidiary of UltraV Holdings. The movie studio has been the driving force behind popular movies like Limitless, The Bourne Legacy, Les Miserable, and Fast and Furious 6. Currently, the company focuses on small-to-medium-budget films.
Metro-Godwyn-Mayer was established in 1924 and has changed ownership severally over the years. It filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and is currently considered a mini-major studio. Over the past, the company has released timeless films, including Ben-Hur, GoldenEye, and The Dirty Dozen. However, the company’s success is attributed to the ownership of the James Bond franchise.