In a record breaking year for the company, that has just turned 100, Paramount Pictures International has become the first studio to break $3,000,000,000 in ticket sales in a calendar year! A year of big winners for the studio, Paramount scored big on such titles as: TRANSFORMERS DARK OF THE MOON ($1b+), KUNG FU PANDA 2 ($501m), CAPTAIN AMERICA ($192m), PUSS IN BOOTS ($203m) and THOR ($269m). The run is not over either with MISSION IMPOSSIBLE GHOST PROTOCOL (currently $70m and counting) earning exceptional dollars in its opening weeks internationally.
Here’s How The Major Studios Ranked:
PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL – $3bn+
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL – $2.18bn (Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides, Cars 2, The Help)
20TH CENTURY FOX INTERNATIONAL – $2.05bn (Rio, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, X-Men First Class)
SONY PICTURES RELEASING INTERNATIONAL – $1.79bn (Smurfs, The Green Hornet, The Tourist)
WARNER BROS. INTERNATIONAL – $1.742bn (Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Hangover Part 2)
UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL – $1.23bn (Fast & Furious 5, Johnny English Reborn, Hop, The Adjustment Bureau)
Figures from SCREEN INTERNATIONAL.