Legendary Pictures

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Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Type Private
Industry Motion picture
When it was created 2000
People who started it Thomas Tull
Headquarters Burbank, California, United States
Key people
  • Thomas Tull
  • (Founder and CEO)
  • Chris Hardwick
  • (Co-president of digital content)
  • Bob Schreck
  • (Editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics)
Owner(s)
Divisions
  • Digital
Subsidiaries
  • Legendary Comics, LLC
  • Legendary East Ltd. (40%)
  • Legendary Pictures, LLC
  • Nerdist Industries, LLC
Website www.legendary.com

Legendary Pictures, Inc. (also called Legendary Entertainment) is an American movie production company. The parent company is based in Burbank, California and was founded by Thomas Tull[1] in 2000. In 2005 the company made a 40-picture agreement to co-produce and co-finance with Warner Bros.

By 2011 the company was reported to have been valued at more than $1 billion.[2] In September 2011, Chief Creative Officer Jon Jashni was appointed to the new position of President.[3]

Legendary Comics[change | edit source]

In 2010, the company announced the launch of a comic book division called Legendary Comics, LLC. It is under the direction of editor-in-chief Bob Schreck.[4] The first graphic novel published by the company was Holy Terror by Frank Miller, which was released in 2011.[5]

Legendary Television[change | edit source]

In 2011, the company announced the creation of Legendary Television, LLC. The division was headed by Jeremy Elice and a co-financing contract with Warner Bros. Television was signed.[6] In 2012, Legendary decided to delay its expansion into television and shut down the division. The contract with Warner Bros. was ended and Elice left the company.[7]

Filmography[change | edit source]

Legendary Entertainment has co-produced 24 feature movies. The box office column shows the worldwide gross for the theatrical release of the movie in United States dollars.

Released[change | edit source]

Year Title Director Co-production company(s) Distributor(s) Box office Ref.
2005 Batman Begins Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $372,710,015 [8]
2006 Superman Returns Singer, BryanBryan Singer Bad Hat Harry Productions / Peters Entertainment Warner Bros. $391,081,192 [9]
2006 Lady in the Water Shyamalan, M. NightM. Night Shyamalan Blinding Edge Pictures Warner Bros. $72,785,169 [10]
2006 The Ant Bully Davis, John A.John A. Davis Playtone / DNA Productions Warner Bros. $55,181,129 [11]
2006 Beerfest Chandrasekhar, JayJay Chandrasekhar Gerber Pictures / Cataland Films / Broken Lizard Warner Bros. $20,387,597 [12]
2006 We Are Marshall McG Thunder Road Films / Wonderland Sound and Vision Warner Bros. $43,545,364 [13]
2007 300 Snyder, ZackZack Snyder Virtual Studios Warner Bros. $456,068,181 [14]
2008 10,000 BC Emmerich, RolandRoland Emmerich Centropolis Warner Bros. $269,784,201 [15]
2008 The Dark Knight Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825 [16]
2009 Watchmen Snyder, ZackZack Snyder Lawrence Gordon Productions Warner Bros. / Paramount $185,258,983 [17]
2009 Observe and Report Hill, JodyJody Hill DeLine Pictures Warner Bros. $26,973,554 [18]
2009 The Hangover Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $467,483,912 [19]
2009 Trick 'r Treat Dougherty, MichaelMichael Dougherty Bad Hat Harry Productions Warner Premiere [20]
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Jonze, SpikeSpike Jonze Playtone / Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros. $100,086,793 [21]
2009 Ninja Assassin McTeigue, JamesJames McTeigue Dark Castle Entertainment / Anarchos Productions Warner Bros. $61,601,280 [22]
2010 Clash of the Titans Leterrier, LouisLouis Leterrier Thunder Road Films / The Zanuck Company Warner Bros. $493,214,993 [23]
2010 Jonah Hex Hayward, JimmyJimmy Hayward Mad Chance / Weed Road Pictures Warner Bros. $10,903,112 [24]
2010 Inception Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $825,532,764 [25]
2010 The Town Affleck, BenBen Affleck GK Films / Thunder Road Films Warner Bros. $154,026,136 [26]
2010 Due Date Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $211,780,824 [27]
2011 Sucker Punch Snyder, ZackZack Snyder Cruel and Unusual Films Warner Bros. $89,792,502 [28]
2011 The Hangover Part II Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $581,464,305 [29]
2012 Wrath of the Titans Liebesman, JonathanJonathan Liebesman Thunder Road Films Warner Bros. $301,970,083 [30]
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $1,011,011,261 [31]
Box office total: $7,204,565,175

In production[change | edit source]

Year Title Director
2013 Jack the Giant Killer Singer, BryanBryan Singer
2013 42 Helgeland, BrianBrian Helgeland
2013 Man of Steel Snyder, ZackZack Snyder
2013 Pacific Rim Del Toro, GuillermoGuillermo del Toro
2013 300: Battle of Artemisia Murro, NoamNoam Murro[32][33]
2013 The Seventh Son Bodrov, SergeiSergei Bodrov

In development[change | edit source]

Year Title Director
2013 The Hangover Part III Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips[34]
2014 Godzilla Edwards, GarethGareth Edwards[35]
TBD Gravel Miller, TimTim Miller[36]
TBD The Lost Patrol Norrington, StephenStephen Norrington[37]
TBD Gears of War adaptation TBD[38]
TBD Here There Be Monsters TBD[39]
TBD Kung Fu (E) TBD[40]
TBD Mass Effect adaptation TBD[41]
TBD Slayer TBD[42]
TBD Spectral TBD[43]
TBD Technotise: Edit & I adaptation TBD[44]
TBD Warcraft adaptation TBD[45]

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