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Market Share for Each Distributor in 2008

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Note: This chart ranks distributors by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2008. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2008. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2007 will most likely earn money in 2007 and 2008.

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 2008

RankDistributorMovies2008 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 32 $1,786,092,154 248,759,353 18.26%
2 Paramount Pictures 17 $1,602,712,839 223,219,060 16.38%
3 Sony Pictures 23 $1,266,210,334 176,352,403 12.94%
4 Universal 21 $1,074,520,152 149,654,614 10.98%
5 20th Century Fox 24 $1,048,311,696 146,004,418 10.72%
6 Walt Disney 19 $999,985,377 139,273,724 10.22%
7 Lionsgate 19 $441,532,487 61,494,775 4.51%
8 Fox Searchlight 9 $249,217,268 34,709,925 2.55%
9 Summit Entertainment 5 $232,752,668 32,416,804 2.38%
10 Focus Features 8 $186,978,035 26,041,506 1.91%
11 MGM 13 $103,845,721 14,463,190 1.06%
12 Overture Films 8 $103,469,106 14,410,735 1.06%
13 Paramount Vantage 13 $88,194,243 12,283,319 0.90%
14 Miramax 10 $84,793,809 11,809,719 0.87%
15 Picturehouse 6 $62,737,944 8,737,873 0.64%
16 Weinstein Co. 19 $61,214,217 8,525,647 0.63%
17 United Artists 2 $60,793,670 8,467,084 0.62%
18 New Line 4 $56,668,221 7,892,510 0.58%
19 Samuel Goldwyn Films 7 $41,604,805 5,794,538 0.43%
20 Sony Pictures Classics 24 $41,365,568 5,761,208 0.42%
21 National Geographic Entertainment 2 $23,818,689 3,317,365 0.24%
22 Freestyle Releasing 6 $23,812,755 3,316,538 0.24%
23 IMAX Films 4 $16,952,021 2,361,003 0.17%
24 Magnolia Pictures 21 $9,958,067 1,386,907 0.10%
25 Roadside Attractions 14 $8,215,650 1,144,233 0.08%
26 Rocky Mountain Pictures 3 $8,041,924 1,120,045 0.08%
27 Vivendi Entertainment 2 $7,088,330 987,233 0.07%
28 Music Box Films 4 $6,531,152 909,629 0.07%
29 ThinkFilm 16 $6,368,296 886,940 0.07%
30 UTV Communications 8 $6,296,933 877,006 0.06%
31 IFC Films 26 $6,009,525 836,968 0.06%
32 3D Entertainment 1 $5,243,604 730,306 0.05%
33 Alliance Films 4 $5,145,165 716,594 0.05%
34 Eros Entertainment 10 $5,044,922 702,631 0.05%
35 Yash Raj Films 6 $4,826,349 672,190 0.05%
36 Studio 18 3 $3,165,186 440,832 0.03%
37 First Look 7 $2,925,068 407,388 0.03%
38 AdLab Films 1 $2,192,682 305,387 0.02%
39 Zeitgeist 6 $1,979,879 275,745 0.02%
40 Maya Releasing 5 $1,775,548 247,289 0.02%
41 Warner Independent 2 $1,697,498 236,419 0.02%
42 Strand 8 $1,520,257 211,734 0.02%
43 Aron Govil Productions 1 $1,350,230 188,054 0.01%
44 City Lights Pictures 5 $930,966 129,658 0.01%
45 Emerging Pictures 12 $893,226 124,398 0.01%
46 Candlelight Media 1 $872,427 121,507 0.01%
47 Crane Movie Company 1 $719,556 100,216 0.01%
48 Film Movement 7 $682,573 95,063 0.01%
49 First Run Features 11 $567,521 79,036 0.01%
50 Regent Releasing 30 $559,830 77,956 0.01%
51 Logo Features 1 $532,878 74,216 0.01%
52 Peace Arch Releasing 3 $505,774 70,440 0.01%
53 Senart/Scranton-Lacy 1 $488,393 68,021 0.00%
54 Kino International 7 $488,001 67,963 0.00%
55 Abramorama Films 3 $450,771 62,780 0.00%
56 Hammer the Movie 1 $442,638 61,648 0.00%
57 IFC First Take 4 $435,442 60,645 0.00%
58 Oscilloscope Pictures 5 $352,512 49,094 0.00%
59 Cinema Guild 5 $315,545 43,945 0.00%
60 First Independent Pictures 2 $299,699 41,740 0.00%
61 Indican Pictures 6 $299,026 41,644 0.00%
62 Elephant Eye Films 2 $288,227 40,142 0.00%
63 nWave Pictures 2 $275,360 38,350 0.00%
64 Mitropoulos Films 2 $243,971 33,978 0.00%
65 Rialto Pictures 3 $241,331 33,610 0.00%
66 Self Distributed 4 $240,022 33,428 0.00%
67 Truly Indie 4 $234,146 32,609 0.00%
68 Vitagraph Films 3 $212,794 29,636 0.00%
69 Anchor Bay Entertainment 6 $209,547 29,183 0.00%
70 Fair Trade Pictures 1 $208,806 29,081 0.00%
71 Excel Entertainment 1 $195,184 27,184 0.00%
72 Yari Film Group Releasing 3 $189,259 26,358 0.00%
73 Janus Films 3 $177,646 24,741 0.00%
74 Shadow 2 $175,622 24,459 0.00%
75 Image Entertainment 1 $173,066 24,103 0.00%
76 Empire Pictures 2 $170,864 23,796 0.00%
77 Railroad Square 1 $156,090 21,739 0.00%
78 Balcony Releasing 6 $154,947 21,577 0.00%
79 Shemaroo Entertainment 3 $151,254 21,065 0.00%
80 Lightsource 1 $131,672 18,338 0.00%
81 Screen Media Films 4 $124,678 17,362 0.00%
82 Noruz Films 1 $123,731 17,232 0.00%
83 New Yorker 5 $118,522 16,505 0.00%
84 The Bigger Picture 5 $113,809 15,848 0.00%
85 BerKela Films 1 $113,730 15,839 0.00%
86 Monterey Media 5 $110,137 15,338 0.00%
87 International Film Circuit 2 $105,657 14,714 0.00%
88 TLA Releasing 1 $104,828 14,600 0.00%
89 Koch Lorber Films 3 $100,763 14,033 0.00%
90 Newstyle Releasing 1 $96,314 13,414 0.00%
91 CAVU Releasing 2 $95,973 13,366 0.00%
92 Typecast Releasing 1 $89,672 12,489 0.00%
93 Spark Entertainment 1 $89,169 12,419 0.00%
94 SPEAKproductions 1 $88,788 12,366 0.00%
95 Slowhand Cinema 1 $87,939 12,247 0.00%
96 Five & Two Pictures 1 $84,093 11,712 0.00%
97 Reel Diva Consultants 1 $79,436 11,063 0.00%
98 The Film Desk 3 $78,598 10,946 0.00%
99 Cinema Libre 5 $73,745 10,268 0.00%
100 Film Sales Company 2 $72,383 10,080 0.00%
101 Embrem Entertainment 1 $72,349 10,076 0.00%
102 Palm Pictures 2 $69,410 9,666 0.00%
103 Arcangelo Entertainment 1 $69,221 9,640 0.00%
104 Stone Five Studios 1 $67,665 9,424 0.00%
105 Kino/Emerging 1 $63,973 8,909 0.00%
106 Eleven Arts 1 $60,910 8,483 0.00%
107 InterPositive Media 1 $60,332 8,402 0.00%
108 Sidetrack Films 1 $56,386 7,853 0.00%
109 Priority Films 1 $54,817 7,634 0.00%
110 Better World Distribution 1 $51,576 7,183 0.00%
111 Magic Lamp 1 $51,408 7,159 0.00%
112 Magnet Pictures 1 $50,440 7,025 0.00%
113 Equinox 1 $49,954 6,957 0.00%
114 Somerset Films 1 $47,935 6,676 0.00%
115 Waldo West Productions 1 $43,905 6,114 0.00%
116 First Run/Icarus 5 $39,940 5,559 0.00%
117 Menemsha Entertainment 1 $38,928 5,421 0.00%
118 Borotoro 1 $37,322 5,198 0.00%
119 First Independent/Dada Films 1 $30,591 4,260 0.00%
120 Cavalier Films 1 $30,552 4,255 0.00%
121 Raja Cinema 1 $29,269 4,076 0.00%
122 Present Pictures/Morning Knight 1 $28,835 4,016 0.00%
123 Milestone 1 $26,516 3,693 0.00%
124 Picture Park 1 $23,095 3,216 0.00%
125 Unison Films 1 $22,251 3,099 0.00%
126 MCR Releasing 1 $21,489 2,992 0.00%
127 Variance Films 1 $20,705 2,883 0.00%
128 Laemmle/Zeller Film 1 $20,440 2,846 0.00%
129 Reel Source 1 $19,712 2,745 0.00%
130 New Love Films 1 $19,541 2,721 0.00%
131 Arts Alliance America 2 $18,555 2,583 0.00%
132 Newroz Films 1 $15,427 2,148 0.00%
133 Anywhere Road Entertainment 1 $14,251 1,984 0.00%
134 Troma Entertainment 1 $13,804 1,922 0.00%
135 Mile End Films 1 $12,306 1,713 0.00%
136 41 Inc. 1 $12,000 1,671 0.00%
137 ArtMattan Productions 2 $11,604 1,615 0.00%
138 Mandt Brothers 1 $11,340 1,579 0.00%
139 Third Rail 2 $10,592 1,474 0.00%
140 Thunderstruck Films 1 $10,510 1,463 0.00%
141 Icon Film Distribution 1 $10,342 1,440 0.00%
142 After Dark 1 $9,913 1,380 0.00%
143 Riverrain 1 $9,841 1,370 0.00%
144 Diversa Films 1 $9,344 1,301 0.00%
145 Lafayette Films 1 $8,443 1,175 0.00%
146 Revolver Entertainment 1 $7,202 1,003 0.00%
147 Vagrant Films 1 $7,197 1,002 0.00%
148 Liberation Entertainment 1 $6,627 922 0.00%
149 Atlantik Films 1 $6,176 860 0.00%
150 World Wide Motion Pictures 1 $6,000 835 0.00%
151 CJ Entertainment 1 $5,976 832 0.00%
152 Abkco Films 2 $5,695 792 0.00%
153 Romantic Troubadour Entertainment 1 $5,508 767 0.00%
154 Blue Water Entertainment 1 $4,915 684 0.00%
155 Direct Cinema Ltd 1 $4,740 660 0.00%
156 Lantern Lane Entertainment 3 $4,689 652 0.00%
157 Eliot Lives Productions, LLC 1 $4,345 605 0.00%
158 A-Mark Entertainment 1 $3,849 536 0.00%
159 Artistic License 1 $3,081 429 0.00%
160 Icarus Films 1 $2,072 288 0.00%
161 Lavender House Films 1 $401 55 0.00%