Warner Bros., Disney and Universal dominate box office market in 2013

Warner Bros. led the way at the box office as the studio with the biggest market share in 2013, with their films earning a combined total of $5.035 billion worldwide.

Man of Steel (Amy Adams and Henry Cavill)Their biggest earners included Man of Steal ($662 million worldwide), Gravity ($653 million worldwide) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ($637 million worldwide). The Hobbit sequel is currently still on general release and has yet to open in China and Japan, so it could ultimately finish up with a gross of over $900 million.

Warner also saw surprise hits with their comedy We’re the Millers, which earned $269 million worldwide against a $37 million production budget, and the supernatural horror The Conjuring, which managed to reap $317 million worldwide against a $20 million production budget.

IFDisney are next in line, having earned $4.7 billion in 2013. This is thanks to a slate of films that included their Marvel properties, Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing film of 2013) and Thor: The Dark World ($629 million worldwide). There were also the animated films Frozen (currently $544 million worldwide and rising) and from Pixar, Monsters University ($743 million worldwide). 




Universal PiDespicable Me 2 stillctures follow, earning a total of $3.7 billion worldwide. Their biggest hits included Despicable Me 2 ($918 million worldwide, making it the highest earning animated film of 2013), Fast & Furious 6 ($788 million worldwide), Oblivion ($286 million worldwide) and Identity Thief ($173 million worldwide).


Source: Deadline

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