Magazine article Screen International

WB Hits $3BN Int'l in 2014

Magazine article Screen International

WB Hits $3BN Int'l in 2014

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Powered by the might of Interstellar and the ongoing heroics of the Hobbit finale, Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI) achieved a company record $3.17bn in 2014 to become the first studio to cross the $3bn threshold twice.

The year's combined international gross gained 1% on 2013's $3.14bn and marked the seventh time WBPI has exceeded $2bn after previously doing so in 2004, 2007 and every year since 2010.International ticket revenues in 2014 marked the 14th time WBPI has exceeded $1bn at the international box office and the $3.17bn gross delivered a 19% improvement on 2012's $2.67bn and a 10% climb on 2011's $2.87bn.Interstellar (pictured) led the way on $472m and is in the final throes of release. The sci-fi has become Christopher Nolan's biggest release ever in more than ten territories including Russia and China, where it amassed $122.6m (RMB 751m) to become the biggest Hollywood 2D release. It achieved the same distinction in South Korea en route to $74m (KRW 80. …

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