EXCLUSIVE, UPDATED JAN 2: Warner Bros led all studios in 2013 on $5.04bn worldwide powered by a table-topping international haul of $3.14m – first reported here on Screendaily. Overall the studios combined for more than $15bn internationally and around $23m worldwide.
WBPI sits atop the studios’ international pile after Disney executives confirmed their studio ended 2013 on $3.013bn. Warner Bros’ North American haul reached $1.9bn.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s previous best result was $2.93bn set in 2010. The studio enjoyed success in 2013 with four releases that took more than $300m, led by The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, the dominant film of the holiday season on $424.8m and counting.
Gravity remains in play and has grossed $398.7m, while Man Of Steel amassed $371.8m, Pacific Rim $305.8m, The Great Gatsby $204m, The Conjuring $179.3m and We’re The Millers $118.8m.
Combined international grosses reached an estimated $15bn including Lionsgate, which must merit a place at the table every year now given that it has crossed $2bn worldwide and $1bn in both international and North American markets for the second consecutive year.
The previously reported 2013 studio international grosses as reported on Screendaily over the past week are: Fox International on $2.33bn, Universal Pictures International on $2.58bn, Sony Pictures Releasing International on $1.91bn, Paramount Pictures International on $1.36bn and Lionsgate International on $1.248bn.
The total international box office including foreign-language films and English-language films released by non-US distributors is expected to emerge in the coming days. In 2012 that number reached a record $23.9bn.