15 Dec The World’s Best Movie Production Companies
1. Warner Bros. Entertainment –
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a production house that is owned by Time Warner and was founded in the year 1923. It is famous for having produced some of Hollywood’s best films ever since its inception. Some of these movies are even path-breaking. For example, The Jazz Singer which is one of the first movies to have introduced synchronized sound.
2. Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group –
The Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group is a Sony Entertainment division and a very significant part of the Sony Conglomerate. The largest subsidiary of the studio is Columbia Pictures which was acquired in the year 1989 from Coca-Cola for $3.4 billion.
3. Walt Disney Studios –
The Walt Disney Studios is the entertainment wing of The Walt Disney Company. Walt Disney is everyone’s fairytale. The production house has been responsible for the production of some of the most beautiful movies ever produced. Disney is most popular amongst its child audience.
4. Universal Pictures –
Universal Studios has had a hand in producing some of the most timeless classics of the industry. Some of their major box-office hits have been movies such as The Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
5. 20th Century Fox –
20th Century Fox is on the frontline of every other Hollywood movie ever produced. It is one of the Big Six studios and was initially owned by New Corporation between 1984 and 2013. Later, that company split into two, News Corp and 21st Century Fox. The latter now owns the studio. One of their biggest box office hits is Avatar which earned over $2.7 billion.
6. Paramount Pictures –
This production house is also a member of the Big Six. The Viacom media conglomerate owns Paramount Pictures. Their most successful movie so far has been Titanic which grossed over $2 billion.
7. Lionsgate Films –
Lionsgate Films is one of the most commercially successful television and mini-major movie distribution company in the whole of North America. It is also seventh in line as the most profitable movie studio. This studio came into existence way back in the year 1962. This studio was later bought over by the Lion Gate Entertainment Group in the year 1997 which is what we know of today.
8. The Weinstein Company –
The Weinstein Company was founded by two brothers Harvey and Bob Weinstein in the year 2005. Some of their most successful films included Derailed, 1408 and Scream 4. The Weinstein Company is famous for turning every project they work on into a profitable one. Their highest grossing film is Django Unchained, and this movie grossed over $425 million at the box office worldwide.
9. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios –
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios is a film and television program producer. It is based in the USA and was founded in the year 1924. They are now a mini-major studio owing to their filling of bankruptcy in the year 2010.
10. DreamWorks Pictures –
Owned by Amblin Partners, DreamWorks is one of the finest movie producers in Hollywood. It was founded in the year 1994 by the popular Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Some of their top films include Gladiator, Transformers and Saving Private Ryan. In 2005 due to a debt of over $400 million DreamWorks was sold to Viacom.