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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 $2,130,619,667 284,082,623 20.02%
2 20th Century Fox 22 $1,460,228,750 194,697,168 13.72%
3 Paramount Pictures 16 $1,460,075,602 194,676,748 13.72%
4 Sony Pictures 24 $1,447,935,464 193,058,052 13.61%
5 Walt Disney 24 $1,206,054,039 160,807,208 11.33%
6 Universal 21 $898,327,035 119,776,932 8.44%
7 Summit Entertainment 11 $480,408,885 64,054,511 4.51%
8 Lionsgate 12 $402,012,617 53,601,681 3.78%
9 Fox Searchlight 11 $246,172,026 32,822,936 2.31%
10 Weinstein Co. 9 $179,077,081 23,876,939 1.68%
11 Focus Features 10 $159,098,145 21,213,082 1.50%
12 Overture Films 8 $157,614,161 21,015,218 1.48%
13 Paramount Vantage 5 $66,643,114 8,885,749 0.63%
14 Miramax 8 $54,736,063 7,298,138 0.51%
15 Sony Pictures Classics 26 $49,395,750 6,586,088 0.46%
16 Weinstein/Dimension 1 $33,392,973 4,452,396 0.31%
17 MGM 5 $22,997,234 3,066,296 0.22%
18 United Artists 1 $22,373,908 2,983,188 0.21%
19 Apparition 4 $17,101,506 2,280,199 0.16%
20 Roadside Attractions 14 $13,123,419 1,749,783 0.12%
21 Freestyle Releasing 6 $12,781,745 1,704,229 0.12%
22 Magnolia Pictures 28 $12,549,704 1,673,282 0.12%
23 IFC Films 26 $9,838,823 1,311,831 0.09%
24 IMAX Films 4 $7,938,908 1,058,518 0.07%
25 Big Pictures 7 $5,257,818 701,040 0.05%
26 Eros Entertainment 4 $4,497,401 599,652 0.04%
27 UTV Communications 7 $3,853,318 513,772 0.04%
28 National Geographic Entertainment 3 $3,465,013 462,001 0.03%
29 Samuel Goldwyn Films 6 $2,991,864 398,913 0.03%
30 Regent Releasing 17 $2,610,183 348,018 0.02%
31 Music Box Films 5 $2,292,233 305,629 0.02%
32 Alliance Films 2 $2,203,865 293,848 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 $1,953,847 260,509 0.02%
36 Truly Indie 3 $1,758,844 234,511 0.02%
37 Yash Raj Films 5 $1,667,903 222,385 0.02%
38 Vivendi Entertainment 3 $1,632,869 217,714 0.02%
39 First Look 1 $1,433,091 191,078 0.01%
40 International Film Circuit 3 $1,295,474 172,728 0.01%
41 Five & Two Pictures 1 $1,167,623 155,683 0.01%
42 Indican Pictures 6 $1,078,570 143,808 0.01%
43 Viva Entertainment 3 $1,076,815 143,574 0.01%
44 Equinox 1 $960,240 128,032 0.01%
45 After Dark 2 $863,172 115,088 0.01%
46 Zeitgeist 12 $810,711 108,089 0.01%
47 Screen Media Films 6 $800,294 106,703 0.01%
48 Slowhand Cinema 2 $782,058 104,274 0.01%
49 Gener8xion Entertainment 1 $741,557 98,874 0.01%
50 Abramorama Films 3 $740,280 98,702 0.01%
51 Strand 15 $731,955 97,586 0.01%
52 Shorts International 1 $644,635 85,951 0.01%
53 AdLab Films 2 $593,968 79,195 0.01%
54 Vitagraph Films 2 $532,706 71,026 0.01%
55 Cinema Guild 7 $524,230 69,895 0.00%
56 American Zoetrope 1 $518,522 69,136 0.00%
57 Elephant Eye Films 1 $492,776 65,703 0.00%
58 Shadow 4 $480,260 64,033 0.00%
59 First Run Features 13 $443,970 59,191 0.00%
60 Janus Films 5 $442,775 59,035 0.00%
61 Zipporah 1 $417,932 55,724 0.00%
62 Full Circle Releasing 1 $397,641 53,018 0.00%
63 First Independent Pictures 3 $334,666 44,621 0.00%
64 Arthouse Films 3 $327,388 43,650 0.00%
65 Self Distributed 7 $325,585 43,409 0.00%
66 Senator Entertainment 1 $315,000 42,000 0.00%
67 Studio 18 1 $300,293 40,039 0.00%
68 Balcony Releasing 3 $270,257 36,033 0.00%
69 Rialto Pictures 4 $254,512 33,933 0.00%
70 Argot Pictures 3 $232,707 31,027 0.00%
71 Anchor Bay Entertainment 7 $222,411 29,652 0.00%
72 Lorber Films 6 $221,912 29,586 0.00%
73 Kino/Emerging 1 $204,458 27,261 0.00%
74 Elysian Films 1 $203,305 27,107 0.00%
75 Image Entertainment 3 $200,877 26,782 0.00%
76 Monterey Media 11 $186,799 24,900 0.00%
77 Third Rail 2 $175,072 23,342 0.00%
78 Variance Films/Everest Films 1 $173,828 23,177 0.00%
79 Blue Water Entertainment 1 $169,340 22,578 0.00%
80 Variance Films 5 $165,700 22,092 0.00%
81 Film Movement 8 $161,158 21,486 0.00%
82 Maya Releasing 4 $160,892 21,449 0.00%
83 Seventh Art Releasing 1 $139,418 18,589 0.00%
84 Peace Arch Releasing 3 $130,547 17,405 0.00%
85 Empire Pictures 1 $123,670 16,489 0.00%
86 Paladin 3 $115,847 15,445 0.00%
87 Eleven Arts 2 $112,767 15,034 0.00%
88 ThinkFilm 4 $110,407 14,719 0.00%
89 Rainbow Releasing 1 $110,175 14,690 0.00%
90 The Film Desk 5 $106,612 14,212 0.00%
91 Kino International 5 $94,165 12,553 0.00%
92 Westchester Films 1 $88,453 11,793 0.00%
93 Emerging Pictures 1 $79,340 10,578 0.00%
94 Cinema Libre 4 $72,179 9,623 0.00%
95 Mitropoulos Films 2 $63,352 8,446 0.00%
96 Thunderstruck Films 1 $61,941 8,258 0.00%
97 Pallisades Tartan 1 $60,200 8,026 0.00%
98 Cinedigm 1 $52,453 6,993 0.00%
99 Audience Alliance 1 $50,076 6,676 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 5,973 0.00%
104 City Lights Pictures 1 $38,557 5,140 0.00%
105 SPEAKproductions 1 $36,592 4,878 0.00%
106 Mypheduh Film 1 $30,071 4,009 0.00%
107 Trela 1 $27,052 3,606 0.00%
108 Palisades 1 $21,438 2,858 0.00%
109 Magnet Pictures 1 $21,152 2,820 0.00%
110 New Yorker 1 $19,471 2,596 0.00%
111 Embrem Entertainment 1 $18,480 2,464 0.00%
112 American World Pictures 1 $18,215 2,428 0.00%
113 Wolfe Twenty 1 $17,625 2,350 0.00%
114 New World 1 $15,903 2,120 0.00%
115 NeoClassics Films 1 $15,000 2,000 0.00%
116 Nocturnal Features 3 $12,372 1,648 0.00%
117 Aliquot Films 1 $11,799 1,573 0.00%
118 MSK Productions 1 $11,581 1,544 0.00%
119 Cinema Epoch 3 $11,500 1,531 0.00%
120 Riverrain 1 $10,019 1,335 0.00%
121 Icarus Films 1 $9,939 1,325 0.00%
122 Mangusta Productions 1 $9,890 1,318 0.00%
123 Atlas Media Group 1 $9,166 1,222 0.00%
124 The Talking Pictures Company 1 $8,030 1,070 0.00%
125 Kanbar Entertainment 1 $6,793 905 0.00%
126 Artistic License 1 $6,000 800 0.00%
127 Fair Trade Pictures 1 $4,183 557 0.00%
128 Cavalier Films 1 $3,516 468 0.00%
129 ArtMattan Productions 1 $3,149 419 0.00%
130 First Run/Icarus 1 $2,125 283 0.00%
131 Reliance Big Pictures 1 $1,954 260 0.00%
132 Capitol Films 1 $1,260 168 0.00%
133 Cinevolve Studios 2 $894 118 0.00%
134 New Love Films 1 $632 84 0.00%