Warners Tops Studios At Global Box-Office

Warners, Disney and Universal all had their best years ever in terms of worldwide box-office revenue.

Warner Bros. Pictures has taken the top position in market share for the year, nabbing $5.04 billion in global ticket sales ($1.9B domestic, $3.14B foreign). That marks only the second time a Hollywood studio has passed $5 billion, the previous being Paramount in 2011. It was helped by three of its nineteen films earning over $600 million each - "Man of Steel," "Gravity" and "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug".

Coming in second was Disney Pictures which got there with almost half as many films - ten in total which yielded $4.73 billion ($1.72B domestic, $3.01B foreign). Most of the success is due to its two Marvel films ("Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World") and two animated films ("Monsters University," "Frozen").

Universal was third with $4.04 billion ($1.9B domestic, $3.14B foreign). Almost half that total was due to the
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