Market Share for Each Distributor in 2009

Note: This chart ranks distributors by the amount they earned at the domestic box office during 2009. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2009. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2008 will most likely earn money in 2008 and 2009.

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.

← Market Summary for 2009.

Top Grossing Distributors of 2009

RankDistributorMovies2009 GrossTicketsShare
1 Warner Bros. 36 $2,132,496,426 284,332,858 20.03%
2 20th Century Fox 23 $1,461,617,662 194,882,356 13.73%
3 Paramount Pictures 16 $1,460,075,602 194,676,748 13.71%
4 Sony Pictures 23 $1,447,931,681 193,057,557 13.60%
5 Walt Disney 23 $1,205,647,954 160,753,063 11.32%
6 Universal 21 $897,573,345 119,676,446 8.43%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $480,388,885 64,051,852 4.51%
8 Lionsgate 12 $402,012,617 53,601,684 3.78%
9 Fox Searchlight 11 $246,172,026 32,822,937 2.31%
10 Weinstein Co. 9 $175,070,403 23,342,721 1.64%
11 Focus Features 10 $159,098,145 21,213,086 1.49%
12 Overture Films 8 $157,614,161 21,015,222 1.48%
13 Paramount Vantage 5 $66,643,114 8,885,749 0.63%
14 Miramax 8 $54,736,063 7,298,142 0.51%
15 Sony Pictures Classics 26 $49,395,750 6,586,100 0.46%
16 Weinstein/Dimension 1 $33,392,973 4,452,396 0.31%
17 MGM 5 $23,747,847 3,166,379 0.22%
18 United Artists 1 $22,373,908 2,983,188 0.21%
19 Apparition 4 $17,101,506 2,280,201 0.16%
20 IMAX Films 3 $16,349,791 2,179,973 0.15%
21 Roadside Attractions 15 $13,129,668 1,750,623 0.12%
22 Freestyle Releasing 6 $12,781,745 1,704,233 0.12%
23 Magnolia Pictures 27 $12,526,258 1,670,167 0.12%
24 IFC Films 26 $9,875,684 1,316,756 0.09%
25 Big Pictures 7 $5,257,818 701,042 0.05%
26 Eros Entertainment 4 $4,497,401 599,653 0.04%
27 UTV Communications 7 $3,853,318 513,776 0.04%
28 National Geographic Entertainment 3 $3,465,013 462,002 0.03%
29 Samuel Goldwyn Films 6 $2,991,864 398,915 0.03%
30 Regent Releasing 17 $2,610,123 348,014 0.02%
31 Alliance Films 2 $2,203,865 293,849 0.02%
32 Music Box Films 4 $2,052,074 273,610 0.02%
33 Stony Island Entertainment 1 $2,026,756 270,234 0.02%
34 3D Entertainment 1 $2,013,083 268,411 0.02%
35 Oscilloscope Pictures 7 $1,953,847 260,514 0.02%
36 Truly Indie 3 $1,758,844 234,513 0.02%
37 Yash Raj Films 5 $1,667,903 222,387 0.02%
38 Vivendi Entertainment 3 $1,632,869 217,716 0.02%
39 First Look 1 $1,433,091 191,079 0.01%
40 International Film Circuit 3 $1,295,474 172,730 0.01%
41 MPI Media Group 1 $1,261,065 168,142 0.01%
42 Indican Pictures 9 $1,222,921 163,055 0.01%
43 Five & Two Pictures 1 $1,167,623 155,683 0.01%
44 Viva Entertainment 3 $1,076,815 143,575 0.01%
45 Equinox 1 $960,240 128,032 0.01%
46 After Dark 2 $863,172 115,090 0.01%
47 Zeitgeist 12 $810,711 108,093 0.01%
48 Screen Media Films 6 $800,294 106,705 0.01%
49 Slowhand Cinema 2 $775,695 103,426 0.01%
50 Gener8xion Entertainment 1 $741,557 98,874 0.01%
51 Abramorama Films 3 $740,280 98,705 0.01%
52 Strand 14 $717,259 95,635 0.01%
53 Shorts International 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%
54 AdLab Films 2 $593,968 79,196 0.01%
55 Vitagraph Films 2 $532,706 71,028 0.01%
56 Cinema Guild 7 $525,046 70,007 0.00%
57 American Zoetrope 1 $518,522 69,136 0.00%
58 Elephant Eye Films 1 $492,776 65,703 0.00%
59 First Run Features 14 $480,845 64,113 0.00%
60 Shadow 4 $479,565 63,942 0.00%
61 Zipporah 1 $417,932 55,724 0.00%
62 Full Circle Releasing 1 $397,641 53,019 0.00%
63 First Independent Pictures 3 $334,666 44,622 0.00%
64 Arthouse Films 3 $327,388 43,652 0.00%
65 Senator Entertainment 1 $315,000 42,000 0.00%
66 Janus Films 2 $302,444 40,326 0.00%
67 Studio 18 1 $300,293 40,039 0.00%
68 Balcony Releasing 3 $270,257 36,034 0.00%
69 Argot Pictures 3 $232,707 31,028 0.00%
70 Anchor Bay Entertainment 7 $222,411 29,654 0.00%
71 Kino/Emerging 1 $204,458 27,261 0.00%
72 Elysian Films 1 $203,305 27,107 0.00%
73 Monterey Media 11 $181,771 24,236 0.00%
74 Third Rail 2 $175,072 23,343 0.00%
75 Variance Films/Everest Films 1 $173,828 23,177 0.00%
76 Film Movement 9 $172,441 22,990 0.00%
77 Rialto Pictures 3 $171,207 22,828 0.00%
78 Blue Water Entertainment 1 $169,340 22,579 0.00%
79 Image Entertainment 2 $167,617 22,349 0.00%
80 Variance Films 5 $165,700 22,093 0.00%
81 Maya Releasing 4 $160,892 21,453 0.00%
82 Seventh Art Releasing 1 $139,418 18,589 0.00%
83 Peace Arch Releasing 3 $130,547 17,406 0.00%
84 Empire Pictures 1 $123,670 16,489 0.00%
85 Paladin 3 $115,847 15,447 0.00%
86 ThinkFilm 4 $110,407 14,720 0.00%
87 Rainbow Releasing 1 $110,175 14,690 0.00%
88 Self Distributed 6 $107,644 14,353 0.00%
89 Lorber Films 5 $103,817 13,842 0.00%
90 Kino International 5 $94,165 12,555 0.00%
91 Westchester Films 1 $88,453 11,794 0.00%
92 Emerging Pictures 1 $79,340 10,579 0.00%
93 The Film Desk 2 $63,880 8,518 0.00%
94 Mitropoulos Films 2 $63,352 8,447 0.00%
95 Thunderstruck Films 1 $61,941 8,259 0.00%
96 Pallisades Tartan 1 $60,200 8,027 0.00%
97 Cinema Libre 3 $60,166 8,022 0.00%
98 Cinedigm 1 $52,453 6,994 0.00%
99 Audience Alliance 1 $50,076 6,677 0.00%
100 GR Films 1 $47,552 6,340 0.00%
101 Wave Releasing 1 $47,071 6,276 0.00%
102 Koch Lorber Films 1 $45,835 6,111 0.00%
103 Bev Pictures 1 $44,802 5,974 0.00%
104 City Lights Pictures 1 $38,557 5,141 0.00%
105 SPEAKproductions 1 $36,592 4,879 0.00%
106 Mypheduh Film 1 $30,071 4,009 0.00%
107 Trela 1 $27,052 3,607 0.00%
108 Palisades 1 $21,438 2,858 0.00%
109 Magnet Pictures 1 $21,152 2,820 0.00%
110 Embrem Entertainment 1 $18,480 2,464 0.00%
111 American World Pictures 1 $18,215 2,429 0.00%
112 Wolfe Twenty 1 $17,625 2,350 0.00%
113 NeoClassics Films 1 $15,000 2,000 0.00%
114 Nocturnal Features 3 $12,372 1,650 0.00%
115 Aliquot Films 1 $11,799 1,573 0.00%
116 MSK Productions 1 $11,581 1,544 0.00%
117 Cinema Epoch 3 $11,500 1,534 0.00%
118 Riverrain 1 $10,019 1,336 0.00%
119 Icarus Films 1 $9,939 1,325 0.00%
120 Mangusta Productions 1 $9,890 1,319 0.00%
121 Atlas Media Group 1 $9,166 1,222 0.00%
122 The Talking Pictures Company 1 $8,030 1,071 0.00%
123 Kanbar Entertainment 1 $6,793 906 0.00%
124 Artistic License 1 $6,000 800 0.00%
125 Fair Trade Pictures 1 $5,364 715 0.00%
126 Eleven Arts 1 $4,970 663 0.00%
127 Cavalier Films 1 $3,516 469 0.00%
128 ArtMattan Productions 1 $3,149 420 0.00%
129 Reliance Big Pictures 1 $1,954 261 0.00%
130 Capitol Films 1 $1,260 168 0.00%
131 Cinevolve Studios 2 $894 119 0.00%
132 New Love Films 1 $632 84 0.00%