Worlds Top 10 Film Studios
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The entertainment sector includes a significant portion of the film industry, second only to the video game sector. The production of films, television series, and other forms of media is the responsibility of the film studios, which serve as the industry's skeleton. Additionally, they are in charge of getting them to television networks, streaming platforms, movie theatres, and other media outlets.

The world has well over 10,000 film studios, which annually produce tens of thousands of films and television programmes. The largest film studios in the world produce films, television programmes, and other media for a global audience, in contrast to most film studios that focus on their local markets. Unsurprisingly, Hollywood continues to be the global powerhouse it once was. In and around Hollywood, or more precisely in Los Angeles County, are all the largest film studios. They frequently belong to even larger corporations and have a significant influence on pop culture around the world.

The Top 10 largest film studios in the world are ranked below based on the total global box office receipts each studio has produced over the years. Here, only operational and still-existing film studios are counted.

The Top 10 Film Studios:


Four brothers who were the offspring of Polish immigrant Benjamin Eichelbaum, a cobbler and peddler, founded the business: Harry Warner (born December 12, 1881 in Poland; died July 25, 1958 in Hollywood, California, U.S.), Albert Warner (born July 23, 1884 in Poland; died November 26, 1967 in Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.), Samuel Warner (born 1887; died in 1927), and Jack Warner (born August 2, 1892 in London, Ontario, Canada; died September 9, The brothers began their business displaying moving pictures throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania on a travelling basis. They began buying movie theatres in 1903, and after that they entered the distribution of films.

They started making their own movies in 1913, and in 1917 they moved the location of their production headquarters to Hollywood, California. In 1923, they founded Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc. The company's president and New York City headquarters were run by Harry, the oldest of the brothers, while Albert served as treasurer and was in charge of sales and distribution. Sam and Jack oversaw the Hollywood studio.

All-Time Total Worldwide Box Office: $46.882 billion

No. of movies produced: 279+
Average Worldwide Box Office per movie: ~ $168.04 million

Top 5 Highest-Grossing movies produced:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011): $1.33 billion
2. Aquaman (2018): $1.14 billion
3. The Dark Knight Rises (2012): $1.08 billion
4. Joker (2019): $1.07 billion
5. The Dark Knight (2008): $998.62 million


Universal Pictures is incidentally the 5th oldest film production studio in the world; following after Gaumont, Pathé, Titanus, and Nordisk Film. Universal was established in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, Robert H. Cochrane, and Jules Brulatour. It is also the oldest of Hollywood's "Big Five" studios in terms of the total film market. The company's studios are in Universal City, California, and its corporate headquarters are in New York City. The studio was purchased by MCA in 1962, and in 2004 it was rebranded as NBCUniversal.

One of the "Little Three" majors during Hollywood's heyday, Universal Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).

All-Time Total Worldwide Box Office: $46.344 billion

No. of movies produced: 300+
Average Worldwide Box Office per movie: ~ $154.48 million

Top 5 Highest-Grossing movies produced:

1. Jurassic World (2015): $1.67 billion
2. Furious 7 (2015): $1.52 billion
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018): $1.31 billion
4. The Fate of the Furious (2017): $1.24 billion
5. Minions (2015): $1.16 billion


Jack and Harry Cohn, along with Joe Brandt, Jack's best friend, created the company on June 19, 1918 under the name Cohn-Brandt-Cohn (CBC) Film Sales. On August 20, 1922, the firm published its first full-length motion picture, More to Be Pitied Than Scorned. The movie, which had a $20,000 budget, was a hit and earned the production firm $130,000. In addition to Jack Cohn, Brandt served as president of CBC Film Sales, managing sales, marketing, and distribution out of New York while Harry Cohn oversaw production in Hollywood. Screen Snapshots, the Hallroom Boys (a vaudeville act consisting of Edward Flanagan and Neely Edwards), and the Chaplin impersonator Billy West were some of the studio's earliest low-budget short features.

All-Time Total Worldwide Box Office: $45.124 billion

No. of movies produced: 169+
Average Worldwide Box Office per movie: ~ $267.01 million

Top 5 Highest-Grossing movies produced:

1. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021): $1.81 billion
2. Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019): $1.13 billion
3. Skyfall (2012): $1.11 billion
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017): $961.61 million
5. Spider-Man 3 (2007): $894.86 million


A division of Walt Disney Studios, which is owned by The Walt Disney Firm, Walt Disney Pictures, often known as Disney Live Action, is an American film production company. The studio, which has its headquarters at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, is the unit's premier producer of live-action feature films. Under the studio name, animated movies created by Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios are also distributed. The movies made by Walt Disney Pictures are released and promoted by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Under the umbrella name of Walt Disney Productions, the corporation started making live-action movies in the 1950s. When Disney reorganized its entire company in 1983, the live-action division received its current registered name of Walt Disney Pictures.

All-Time Total Worldwide Box Office: $39.779 billion

No. of movies produced: 141+
Average Worldwide Box Office per movie: ~ $282.12 million

Top 5 Highest-Grossing movies produced:

1. The Lion King (2019): $1.65 billion
2. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017): $1.33 billion
3. Beauty and the Beast (2017): $1.27 billion
4. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019): $1.072 billion
5. Toy Story 3 (2010): $1.07 billion


Marvel Studios, LLC, an American film and television production business, is a component of Walt Disney Studios, a division of the Walt Disney Company. Marvel Studios, LLC was formerly known as Marvel Films from 1993 to 1996. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is based on characters from Marvel Comics magazines, is produced by Marvel Studios. 

From Iron Man (2008) to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), Marvel Studios has released 30 movies since 2008 under the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since 2021, eight television series, ranging from WandaVision to She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, as well as two television specials, Werewolf by Night (2022) and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, have also been released (2022).

The studio's first animation work is the television series What If...? (2021). Along with the studio's One-Shots short films, these movies, TV shows, and TV specials all have continuity with one another. The Marvel Television-produced television shows also take note of the continuity.

All-Time Total Worldwide Box Office: $37.216 billion

No. of movies produced: 67+
Average Worldwide Box Office per movie: ~ $555.46 million

Top 5 Highest-Grossing movies produced:

1. Avengers: Endgame (2019): $2.80 billion
2. Avengers: Infinity War (2018): $2.05 billion
3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021): $1.81 billion
4. The Avengers (2012): $1.52 billion
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015): $1.40 billion

The Future of the International Film Market

Expect to see box office records continue to break as the popularity of blockbuster movies grows. The best film production businesses satisfy consumers' demands for entertaining movies by offering their most well-known productions. What picture from one of the top film studios will set the next box office record? I suppose we'll find out in due time.

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