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Market Share for Each Distributor in 2005

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Note: This chart ranks distributors by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2005. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2005. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2004 will most likely earn money in 2004 and 2005.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Top Grossing Distributors of 2005

RankDistributorMovies2005 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 26 $1,377,859,252 214,954,630 15.62%
2 20th Century Fox 21 $1,352,532,267 211,003,462 15.33%
3 Universal 23 $992,440,814 154,826,947 11.25%
4 Walt Disney 23 $919,318,827 143,419,463 10.42%
5 Sony Pictures 27 $908,509,878 141,733,198 10.30%
6 Paramount Pictures 17 $821,959,361 128,230,781 9.32%
7 Dreamworks SKG 10 $502,486,220 78,390,980 5.70%
8 New Line 13 $418,061,480 65,220,192 4.74%
9 Lionsgate 20 $284,548,050 44,391,262 3.23%
10 Miramax/Dimension 7 $181,370,645 28,294,949 2.06%
11 Miramax 17 $175,851,244 27,433,882 1.99%
12 MGM 8 $115,930,367 18,085,857 1.31%
13 Warner Independent 6 $110,241,433 17,198,348 1.25%
14 Focus Features 8 $106,055,182 16,545,266 1.20%
15 Fox Searchlight 11 $102,567,501 16,001,165 1.16%
16 Filmways Pictures 1 $65,233,369 10,176,812 0.74%
17 Sony Pictures Classics 27 $59,151,102 9,227,925 0.67%
18 Focus/Rogue Pictures 3 $54,626,190 8,522,024 0.62%
19 Weinstein Co. 5 $48,355,545 7,543,765 0.55%
20 IMAX Films 7 $33,436,334 5,216,274 0.38%
21 Paramount Vantage 8 $32,527,569 5,074,499 0.37%
22 ThinkFilm 17 $13,869,190 2,163,673 0.16%
23 Sony/TriStar 2 $13,344,437 2,081,815 0.15%
24 IDP/Goldwyn/Roadside 3 $13,045,529 2,035,183 0.15%
25 Giant Screen Films 2 $10,124,734 1,579,521 0.11%
26 nWave Pictures 4 $9,242,265 1,441,849 0.10%
27 Magnolia Pictures 8 $9,193,188 1,434,190 0.10%
28 3D Entertainment 1 $8,500,000 1,326,053 0.10%
29 Newmarket Films 5 $7,389,116 1,152,746 0.08%
30 IFC Films 13 $7,329,312 1,143,413 0.08%
31 Samuel Goldwyn Films 6 $4,896,468 763,877 0.06%
32 Eros Entertainment 12 $4,859,748 758,145 0.06%
33 Yash Raj Films 7 $4,542,312 708,626 0.05%
34 Fine Line 5 $3,963,838 618,382 0.04%
35 Shadow 5 $3,378,005 526,988 0.04%
36 Aloha Releasing 1 $3,020,784 471,261 0.03%
37 Freestyle Releasing 8 $2,813,322 438,891 0.03%
38 WellSpring 17 $2,789,057 435,104 0.03%
39 SK Films 1 $2,757,946 430,256 0.03%
40 Picturehouse 5 $2,727,982 425,579 0.03%
41 UTV Communications 6 $2,384,330 371,967 0.03%
42 Excel Entertainment 2 $2,356,641 367,649 0.03%
43 Vineyard Distribution 1 $1,917,424 299,130 0.02%
44 Slowhand Cinema 3 $1,896,325 295,837 0.02%
45 Holedigger Studios 2 $1,637,799 255,506 0.02%
46 Tartan Films 9 $1,584,492 247,186 0.02%
47 Embassy 1 $1,190,000 185,647 0.01%
48 Palm Pictures 7 $1,116,519 174,182 0.01%
49 Empire Pictures 5 $1,094,923 170,812 0.01%
50 Zeitgeist 5 $1,049,823 163,776 0.01%
51 Strand 14 $974,498 152,021 0.01%
52 Luke Films 1 $850,654 132,707 0.01%
53 Captured Light 1 $849,898 132,589 0.01%
54 BB Entertainment 1 $837,878 130,714 0.01%
55 Indican Pictures 15 $829,700 129,431 0.01%
56 Regent Releasing 9 $762,247 118,911 0.01%
57 Kino International 12 $758,842 118,378 0.01%
58 Vitagraph Films 6 $575,483 89,777 0.01%
59 New Yorker 10 $554,684 86,529 0.01%
60 Rialto Pictures 4 $552,433 86,181 0.01%
61 Halestorm Entertainment 2 $530,092 82,696 0.01%
62 Cinema Guild 5 $380,214 59,313 0.00%
63 Picture This Entertainment 7 $332,115 51,810 0.00%
64 First Look 5 $328,808 51,293 0.00%
65 Mela Films 1 $312,141 48,695 0.00%
66 First Run Features 16 $310,266 48,395 0.00%
67 TLA Releasing 8 $274,338 42,794 0.00%
68 Bauer Martinez 1 $208,507 32,528 0.00%
69 Arrival Pictures 1 $204,997 31,980 0.00%
70 DEJ Productions 1 $181,041 28,243 0.00%
71 First Independent Pictures 1 $176,547 27,542 0.00%
72 Lange 1 $175,000 27,301 0.00%
73 Ariztical Entertainment 1 $155,212 24,214 0.00%
74 Televisa Cine 1 $138,555 21,615 0.00%
75 Geneon Entertainment 1 $129,135 20,145 0.00%
76 Emerging Pictures 1 $124,693 19,452 0.00%
77 Matson 1 $120,620 18,817 0.00%
78 Cinema Libre 4 $111,777 17,436 0.00%
79 Koch Lorber Films 3 $110,031 17,164 0.00%
80 Illuminare 2 $104,328 16,275 0.00%
81 Northern Arts Entertainment 1 $103,280 16,112 0.00%
82 International Film Circuit 1 $97,614 15,228 0.00%
83 Lovett 1 $92,586 14,443 0.00%
84 Meadowbrook 1 $84,423 13,170 0.00%
85 Castle Hill Productions 7 $83,851 13,077 0.00%
86 Goodbye Cruel Releasing 1 $77,070 12,023 0.00%
87 Avatar 2 $74,936 11,690 0.00%
88 First Independent/Dada Films 2 $74,474 11,617 0.00%
89 Film Movement 2 $72,036 11,237 0.00%
90 Jour de Fete 1 $70,945 11,067 0.00%
91 Maxmedia/Endgame 1 $70,631 11,018 0.00%
92 California Newsreel 1 $68,249 10,647 0.00%
93 Kria 3 $64,084 9,996 0.00%
94 Economic Projections 1 $49,048 7,651 0.00%
95 Wolfe Releasing 3 $48,480 7,561 0.00%
96 Five Sisters Productions 1 $46,822 7,304 0.00%
97 United Artists 1 $45,250 7,059 0.00%
98 Painted Zebra Releasing 1 $44,771 6,984 0.00%
99 Sky Island 1 $44,701 6,973 0.00%
100 Fader Films 1 $38,384 5,988 0.00%
101 Laemmle/Zeller Film 2 $37,561 5,859 0.00%
102 RBC Radio 1 $34,341 5,357 0.00%
103 Artistic License 2 $33,454 5,218 0.00%
104 Dark Forest Releasing 1 $32,833 5,122 0.00%
105 Rainbow Releasing 1 $31,908 4,977 0.00%
106 Viz Pictures 1 $29,500 4,602 0.00%
107 Balcony Releasing 2 $28,463 4,440 0.00%
108 Menemsha Entertainment 1 $26,676 4,161 0.00%
109 Fabrication Films 2 $24,818 3,871 0.00%
110 First Run/Icarus 2 $22,475 3,505 0.00%
111 Embrem Entertainment 1 $21,515 3,356 0.00%
112 Panorama Entertainment 1 $15,026 2,344 0.00%
113 Lifesize Entertainment 2 $14,537 2,267 0.00%
114 Cockeyed Caravan 1 $14,305 2,231 0.00%
115 Lumpy Rock 1 $12,405 1,935 0.00%
116 Seventh Art Releasing 3 $12,077 1,882 0.00%
117 High Cotton Films 1 $11,975 1,868 0.00%
118 Psychic Girls 1 $11,089 1,729 0.00%
119 Silver Plane Films 1 $10,629 1,658 0.00%
120 Dinsdale Releasing 1 $10,289 1,605 0.00%
121 Margin Films 1 $10,178 1,587 0.00%
122 Typecast Releasing 1 $10,036 1,565 0.00%
123 FilmMates Partners 1 $9,064 1,414 0.00%
124 Rumur 1 $8,018 1,250 0.00%
125 Arab Film Distribution 3 $7,326 1,142 0.00%
126 Unico Entertainment 1 $6,470 1,009 0.00%
127 Women Make Movies 1 $5,965 930 0.00%
128 Atopia 1 $5,260 820 0.00%
129 ArtMattan Productions 2 $4,706 734 0.00%
130 Big Fat Movies 1 $4,655 726 0.00%
131 IDP Distribution 1 $4,569 712 0.00%
132 Minority Films 1 $3,724 580 0.00%
133 Romar 1 $3,700 577 0.00%
134 Rogue Arts 1 $2,841 443 0.00%
135 HB Filmworks 1 $2,386 372 0.00%
136 Lumiere Productions 1 $1,806 281 0.00%
137 Cineville 1 $1,600 249 0.00%
138 End of All Cinema 1 $1,262 196 0.00%
139 Leisure Time Features 1 $996 155 0.00%