Legendary Pictures

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Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Private
IndustryMotion picture
Founded2000
FounderThomas Tull
Headquarters,
Key people
Owner
Divisions
  • Digital
Subsidiaries
  • Legendary Comics, LLC
  • Legendary East Ltd. (40%)
  • Legendary Pictures, LLC
  • Nerdist Industries, LLC
Websitewww.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 | change 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 | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

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

In production[change | change source]

Year Title Director
2013 Jack the Giant Killer Bryan Singer
2013 42 Brian Helgeland
2013 Man of Steel Zack Snyder
2013 Pacific Rim Guillermo del Toro
2013 300: Battle of Artemisia Noam Murro[32][33]
2013 The Seventh Son Sergei Bodrov

In development[change | change source]

Year Title Director
2013 The Hangover Part III Todd Phillips[34]
2014 Godzilla Gareth Edwards[35]
TBD Gravel Tim Miller[36]
TBD The Lost Patrol Stephen 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]

References[change | change source]

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