Warner Bros International Pictures (WBPI) gross revenues for 2010 amounted to $2.93bn including $70m from Village Roadshow territories, the company claimed today .
The result means that WBPI and Fox International have effectively tied as the two top international distributors in 2010 after Fox International declared $2.904bn with a number of territories yet to report complete figures. Fox International provided a complete breakdown of films for the year and similar list was awaited from WBPI.
WBPI’s haul includes $611m from Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1,$531m from Inception, $330m from Clash Of The Titans and $264m from Sherlock Holmes, which opened in December 2009 and grossed $315m overall.
Seven films crossed $100m in 2010, including Sex And The City 2 on $193m, Valentine’s Day on $106m and Due Date on $100m.
The company said this was the third time it had crossed $2bn after 2004 and 2007 and the tenth consecutive year it had crossed $1bn.
For the record Warner Bros’ North American tally of $1.88bn combined with overseas for an industry record global haul of $4.8bn.