The Company ItselfIts a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in all forms of entertainment It leads every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television DVD and Blu-ray etc.It has many creative and business resources to build world-renowned entertainment franchises that everyone can enjoyWarner Bros. has a motto - "Educate, Entertain, and Enlighten."
When It was establishedWarner Bros. was founded on April 4th, 1923
Top 10 Grossing Films1The Dark Knight 2008 $534,858,4442The Dark Knight Rises 2012 $448,139,0993Harry Potter 8 2011 $381,011,2194American Sniper 2014 $350,126,3725Harry Potter 1 2001 $317,575,550
6 The Hobbit 2012 $303,003,5687Harry Potter 6 2009$301,959,1978Harry Potter 7 2010$295,983,3059Inception 2010$292,576,19510Harry Potter 5 2007$292,004,738
HistoryThere 12 siblings, however, Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack founded the businessIn the first years of the 20th century, the family bought a film projector "The Jazz Singer" is considered the first major talking picture, but it was not the first sound filmIn the 1930s, Warners was best known for its gangster movies. "Little Caesar," the 1930 melodrama about a mobster's violent rise and fall, set the template for virtually all gangster dramas to comeIn World War II, the studio began to specialize in war dramas supporting the Allies. E.g. "Casablanca." The Humphrey Bogart classic may be the most loved movie in the studio's history.
The first cartoon star was Porky Pig in the mid-1930s, then Bugs Bunny as the Warners mascot.Stanley Kubrick worked with Warner Bros. as his distributor, producing "A Clockwork Orange," "The Shining," and "Full Metal Jacket.In 2009, Warners became the first studio to gain more than $2 billion in North America in a year.The studio is known for anything these days, it's for green lighting mega-franchises: the Harry Potter movies, the Matrix trilogy, Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" trilogies, the "Sherlock Holmes" movies, the "Hangover" comedies, the Superman movies and The Man Of Steel
Current SituationIn 2014, Warner Bros. Pictures made $4.73 billion in global box office ($1.56 billion domestic, $3.17 international)Domestic and international divisions crossed the billion-dollar mark for the 14th consecutive yearThe international division surpassed $3 billion for the second consecutive year The Pictures Group exceeded $4 billion globally for a sixth consecutive year, all milestones no other studio has ever achieved.
Parent CompanyTime Warner Inc. is an American conglomerate media corporation headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York. Currently the worlds 3rd largest TV networks and filmed TV & entertainment companyTime Warner consists of three divisions; Home Box Office Inc., Turner Broadcasting system Inc. and Warner Bros.
Films18-22 a year61,000 hours of programming, nearly 6,500 feature films and 3,000 TV programsThis year alone they are releasing 23 new films including The Man From Uncle, Magic Mike XXL and The 33
Budget In FilmsHarry Potter cost them $11,800,000,000They made a profit of $21,000,000,000 and it became the most successful franchise in movie history
San Andreas Received mixed reviews from critics, and has grossed $470 million worldwide.The budget was $110 million https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23VflsU3kZE
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ResponsibilityCreativity: Supporting the production of and access to diverse content for worldwide audiencesCommunity: Partnering with local communities to promote active citizenship and build strong economiesSustainability: Promoting environmental stewardship through programs and companywide participationWorkplace: Fostering an inclusive and engaged workforce worldwide
GenresHighest-grossing films1The Dark Knight 2008 $534,858,4442The Dark Knight Rises 2012$448,139,0993Harry Potter 8 2011$381,011,2194American Sniper 2014$350,126,3725Harry Potter 1 2001 $317,575,550 The Hobbit 2012 $303,003,5687Harry Potter 6 2009$301,959,1978Harry Potter 7 2010$295,983,3059Inception 2010$292,576,19510Harry Potter 5 2007$292,004,738
They cover a huge range of different Genres with all the different films and TV programs they produceHorror, Comedy, Science Fiction etc.They produce films to fit how the public react to the genre typeWe go through stages of preferring Comedies and sometimes we prefer Action, depending on what is going on in the world
Studio Facilities110-acre main lot include 30 soundstages (including one of the tallest in the world that also has an in-ground water tank with a two-million-gallon capacity) 20-acre back lot that can double as almost anywhereAdjacent to the main studio lot is the Warner Bros. Ranch, a 32-acre facility which houses five additional soundstages and various exterior sets.16 re-recording stages, the state-of-the-art Eastwood Scoring Stage, five ADR (automated dialogue replacement) stages, two Foley stages Over 175 editing rooms that handle digital and analogue audio editing, full-service mastering and a wide range of digital services
Costume, property/set dressing, set design and construction, scenic art, set lighting, grip, special effects, catering, production sound, transportation, sign shop, drapery and photo lab516-seat Steven J. Ross TheaterThe only studio museum in the industry, the highly acclaimed Warner Bros. Museum
Other FactsThe studio is deeply involved in production and distribution of local-language films for their countriesThe have released over 400 films to date in a number of countries, including the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey, Mexico and India.