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Screen Gems, Inc.
  • M.J. Winkler Pictures (1921-1926)
  • Winkler Pictures (1926-1931)
  • The Charles Mintz Studio (1931-1933)
Type Division[1]
Industry Animation (1924–1946)
Television (1948–1974)
Film (1998–present)
Founded 1921; 101 years ago (1921)
Founder Ralph Cohn
10202 West Washington Boulevard, Culver City, California
United States
Area served
Key people

Steve Bersch (President)

Scott Strauss (EVP - Film Division)
Products Motion pictures
Parent Sony Pictures Entertainment
(Sony Group Corporation)

Screen Gems, Inc. is an American film production and distribution studio that is a division of Sony Pictures' Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony Group Corporation.[1] It has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation. The label currently specializes in genre films, mainly horror.[2]

Animation studio: 1924–1946

In 1924, Charles Mintz married Margaret J. Winkler, an independent film distributor who had distributed quite a few animated series during the silent era. Mintz quickly assumed roles in the distribution of these series (he also renamed "M.J. Winkler Pictures" as "Winkler Pictures"). Among those were Walt Disney's Alice Comedies and Krazy Kat. After Mintz become involved with the progress it was clear that he was unhappy with the production costs on cartoons and asked Disney and Ub Iwerks to develop a new character. The result was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the first animated character for Universal Pictures.[3] In February 1928, when the character proved more successful than expected, Disney sought to meet with Mintz over the budget, wanting to spend more on the cartoons. Mintz refused, and hired away all of Walt Disney Animation Studios' animators except Iwerks, who refused to leave Disney. He moved the production of the Oswald cartoons to Winkler Pictures, along with Margaret Winkler's brother, George. After losing the Oswald contract to Walter Lantz, Mintz focused on the Krazy Kat series, which was the output of a Winkler-distributed property.

M.J. Winkler Productions became known as Winkler Pictures after he took over in 1926, and Mintz partnered with Columbia Pictures for distribution in 1929. In 1931, when the studio moved from New York to California, it was renamed The Charles Mintz Studio.[4] The Charles Mintz studio became known as Screen Gems in 1933. The name was originally used in 1933, when Columbia Pictures acquired a stake in Charles Mintz's animation studio.[5] The name was derived from an early Columbia Pictures slogan, "Gems of the Screen"; itself a takeoff on the song "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean".[6] In 1939, a short while before his death, after becoming Indebted to Columbia, Mintz relinquished ownership of his studio and the Screen Gems name to Columbia to settle longstanding financial problems.[7] Walt Disney mentioned in an interview that Mintz cultivated his standards for high-quality cartoon movies, and he kept emphasizing them even after their contract ended.[3]

Mintz was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Short Subject. His first nomination was in 1935 for Holiday Land, and he was nominated again in 1938 for The Little Match Girl.

For an entire decade, Charles Mintz produced Krazy Kat, Scrappy, and Color Rhapsody animated film shorts through Columbia Pictures. Mintz's production manager became the studio head but was shortly replaced by Mintz's brother-in-law, George Winkler. Columbia then decided to "clean house" by ousting the bulk of the staff (including Winkler) and hiring creative cartoonist Frank Tashlin. After Tashlin's short stay came Dave Fleischer, formerly of the Fleischer Studios, and after several of his successors came Ray Katz and Henry Binder from Warner Bros. Cartoons (previously Leon Schlesinger Productions). Animators, directors, and writers at the series included people such as Art Davis, Sid Marcus, Manny Gould, Bob Wickersham, and during its latter period, Bob Clampett.

Like most studios, the Screen Gems studio had several established characters on their roster. These included Flippity and Flop, Willoughby's Magic Hat, and Tito and His Burrito. However, the most successful characters the studio had been The Fox and the Crow, a comic duo of a refined Fox and a street-wise Crow.

Screen Gems was, in an attempt to keep costs low, the last American animation studio to stop producing black and white cartoons. The final black-and-white Screen Gems shorts appeared in 1946, over three years after the second-longest holdouts (Famous Studios and Leon Schlesinger Productions). During that same year, the studio shut its doors for good, though their animation output continued to be distributed until 1949.[8] It later merged with the television version of Screen Gems (Previously Pioneer Telefilms).

The Screen Gems cartoons were only moderately successful in comparison to those of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros. Cartoons, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. The studio's purpose was assumed by an outside producer, United Productions of America (UPA), whose cartoons, including Gerald McBoing-Boing and the Mr. Magoo series, were major critical and commercial successes. Following UPA, A deal with Hanna Barbera was made in 1957, which lasted until 1967.

In 1999 Columbia TriStar International Television produced Totally Tooned In- a syndicated TV package showcasing Columbia's classic cartoon library. With the aid of animation historian Jerry Beck, Columbia restored and remasted the majority of the color Screen Gems cartoons (as well as all the UPA cartoons) from their original 35mm elements. The show aired in several international markets before making its American television debut on Antenna TV on January 8, 2011.[9] Despite these restoration efforts Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has no current plans to release these shorts on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Theatrical short film series

  • Krazy Kat (1925-1939)
  • Scrappy (1931-1939) (Inherited from Bray Productions)
  • Barney Google (1935-1936)
  • Color Rhapsodies (1934–1949)
  • Fables (1939–1942)
  • Phantasies (1939–1948)
  • Flippy (1946)
  • The Fox and the Crow (1943–1946)
  • Li'l Abner (1944)

One-shot theatrical short films

  • The Great Cheese Mystery (1941)

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  • The Dumbconscious Mind (1942)
  • The Vitamin G-Man (1943)
  • He Can't Make It Stick (1943)

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Television subsidiary: 1948–1974

Screen Gems Television
Type Subsidiary
Industry Television production
Television distribution
Predecessor Pioneer Telefilms (1947-1948)
Founded November 1948; 72 years ago
Founder Ralph Cohn
Defunct Template:End date and age
Fate Renamed as Columbia Pictures Television
Successors Columbia Pictures Television
Columbia TriStar Television
Sony Pictures Television
Headquarters New York City
Los Angeles, California USA
Area served
Parent Columbia Pictures

Ralph Cohn, the son of Columbia co-founder Jack Cohn and nephew of Columbia's head Harry Cohn founded Pioneer Telefilms, a television commercial company in 1947. Ralph later wrote a 50-page memo arguing that Columbia should be the first major film studio to move into television. Although Harry wasn't convinced by the suggestion, Columbia invested $50,000 acquiring Pioneer and reorganized it as Screen Gems.[10] The studio started its new business in New York on April 15, 1949.[11]

By 1951, Screen Gems became a full-fledged television studio by producing and syndicating several popular shows (see below). Within a few months, Ralph Cohn had sold a half-hour dramatic anthology concept to the Ford Motor Company which became Ford Theatre, which was one of the first times a major Hollywood movie studio had produced content for television. They also produced seven episodes of the first season of Cavalcade of America.[12][13]

The name "Screen Gems," at the time, was used to hide the fact that the film studio was entering television production and distribution. Many film studios saw television as a threat to their business, thus it was expected that they would shun the medium. However, Columbia was one of a few studios who branched out to television under a pseudonym to conceal the true ownership of the television arm. That is until 1955, when Columbia decided to use the woman from its logo under the Screen Gems banner, officially billing itself as a part of "the Hollywood studios of Columbia Pictures", as spoken in announcements at the end of some Screen Gems series.

By 1952, the studio had produced a series of about 100 film-record coordinated releases for television under the brand "TV Disk Jockey Toons" in which the films "synchronize perfectly with the records".[14]

In 1954, the studio started producing Father Knows Best on CBS and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin on ABC, which became their biggest successes at the time.[10]

On July 1, 1956, studio veteran Irving Briskin stepped down as stage manager of Columbia Pictures and form his production company Briskin Productions, Inc. to release series through Screen Gems and supervise all of its productions.[15] On December 10, 1956, Screen Gems expanded into television syndication by acquiring Hygo Television Films (a.k.a. Serials Inc.) and its affiliated company United Television Films, Inc. Hygo Television Films was founded in 1951 by Jerome Hyams, who also acquired United Television Films in 1955 that was founded by Archie Mayers.[16] During that year, the studio began syndicating Columbia Pictures's theatrical film library to television, including the series of two-reel short subjects starring The Three Stooges in 1957. Earlier on August 2, 1957, they also acquired syndication rights to "Shock Theater", a package of Universal Pictures horror films (later shifted to MCA TV), which was enormously successful in reviving that genre.[17]

From 1958 to 1974, under President John H. Mitchell and Vice President of Production Harry Ackerman, Screen Gems delivered TV shows and sitcoms: Dennis the Menace, The Donna Reed Show, Hazel, Here Come the Brides, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gidget, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Flying Nun, The Monkees, and The Partridge Family. It was also the original distributor for Hanna-Barbera Productions, an animation studio founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera after leaving Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was also the distributor of the Soupy Sales show. The company also entered a co-production deal with Canada's CTV Television Network and produced several shows, many of which were filmed or taped in Toronto for distribution to Canadian stations (Showdown, The Pierre Berton Show).[citation needed] The company even expanded as far as Australia, opening Screen Gems Australia to produce shows for that country's networks, including The Graham Kennedy Show for the Nine Network.[18]

In the late 1950s, Screen Gems also entered into ownership and operation of television stations. Stations owned by Screen Gems over the years included KCPX (Salt Lake City; now KTVX, owned by Nexstar Media Group), WVUE-DT (New Orleans; now owned by Gray Television), WAPA-TV (San Juan; now owned by the Hemisphere Media Group), WNJU (Linden, NJ; now Telemundo/NBCUniversal O&O), and several radio stations as well, including 50,000-watt clear channel WWVA (Wheeling, WV; now owned by iHeartMedia). As a result, in funding its acquisitions, 18% of Screen Gems' shares was spun off from Columbia and it became a publicly-traded company on the NYSE until 1968.

From 1964–1969, former child star Jackie Cooper was Vice President of Program Development. He was responsible for packaging series (such as Bewitched) and other projects and selling them to the networks.

In 1965, Columbia Pictures acquired a fifty per cent interest in the New York-based commercial production company EUE, which was incorporated into Screen Gems and renamed EUE/Screen Gems. The studios were sold in 1982 to longtime Columbia Pictures Executive, George Cooney, shortly after Columbia Pictures was sold to The Coca-Cola Company.

On December 23, 1968, Screen Gems merged with its parent company Columbia Pictures Corporation and became part of the newly formed Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. for $24.5 million.[19]

On May 6, 1974, Screen Gems was renamed Columbia Pictures Television as suggested by then-studio president David Gerber.[20] The final notable production from this incarnation of Screen Gems before the name change was the 1974 miniseries QB VII. Columbia was, technically, the last major studio to enter television by name.

Changes in corporate ownership of Columbia came in 1982, when Coca-Cola bought the company, although continuing to trade under the CPT name. In the mid-1980s, Coca-Cola reorganized its television holdings to create Coca-Cola Television, merging CPT with the television unit of Embassy Communications as Columbia/Embassy Television, although both companies continued to use separate identities until January 4, 1988, when it and Tri-Star Television were reunited under the CPT name.[21] Columbia also ran Colex Enterprises, a joint venture with LBS Communications to distribute most of the Screen Gems library, which ended in 1986.[22]

On December 21, 1987, Coca-Cola spun off its entertainment holdings and sold it to Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. for $3.1 billion. It was renamed to Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc., also creating Columbia/Tri-Star by merging Columbia and Tri-Star. Both studios continued to produce and distribute films under their separate names.[23] In 1989, Sony Corporation of Japan purchased Columbia Pictures Entertainment. On August 7, 1991, Columbia Pictures Entertainment was renamed as Sony Pictures as a film production-distribution subsidiary and subsequently combined CPT with a revived TriStar Television in 1994 to form Columbia TriStar Television. The name "Screen Gems" was also utilized for a syndicated hour-long program for classic television called Screen Gems Network that first aired in 1999 and ran until 2002.[24]

The television division is presently known as Sony Pictures Television.

Selected TV shows

Television programs produced and/or syndicated by Screen Gems (most shows produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions are now owned and distributed by Turner Entertainment, then Warner Bros. Television Distribution, except for Jeannie and Partridge Family 2200 A.D.) (see below):

  • The Ford Television Theatre (1948–57)[12][25][26]
  • Cavalcade of America[12]
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (syndicated reruns of filmed episodes from 1952–1958)
  • Art Linkletter's House Party (produced by John Guedel, 1952–1969)
  • Captain Midnight [later rebranded on television as Jet Jackson, Flying Commando] (1954–1956)
  • The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (produced by Herbert B. Leonard, 1954–1959)
  • Father Knows Best (1954–1960; Sony surrendered the rights to the estate of Robert Young)
  • Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955–1957)
  • Treasure Hunt (1956–1959)
  • Playhouse 90 (selected filmed episodes, 1956–1960)
  • Celebrity Playhouse (1955–1956)
  • Jungle Jim (1955–1956)
  • Ranch Party (1957–1958)
  • Jefferson Drum (produced by Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions) (1958)
  • The Donna Reed Show (1958–66; Sony surrendered the rights to the estate of Donna Reed)
  • Rescue 8 (1958–1960)
  • Naked City (produced by Herbert B. Leonard) (1958–1963; Sony surrendered the rights to the estate of Herbert B. Leonard)
  • Behind Closed Doors (1958–1959)
  • Tightrope (1959–1960)
  • Dennis the Menace (1959–1963)
  • The Three Stooges [190 two-reel short films produced 1934–1958] (1959–1974; distributed thereafter by other Columbia/Sony divisions)
  • Two Faces West (1960–1961); syndicated
  • My Sister Eileen (1960–1961)
  • Route 66 (produced by Herbert B. Leonard) (1960–1964; Sony surrendered the rights to the estate of Herbert B. Leonard)
  • Hazel (1961–1966)
  • Grindl (1963–1964)
  • The Farmer's Daughter (1963–1966; Based on the 1947 movie produced by RKO Pictures)
  • Bewitched (1964–1972; produced by Ashmont Productions 1971–1972)
  • Days of Our Lives (produced by Corday Productions 1965–1974; produced thereafter by Columbia Pictures Television, Columbia TriStar Television and Sony Pictures Television)
  • Camp Runamuck (1965–1966)
  • Gidget (1965–1966)
  • The Soupy Sales Show (1965–1966; produced by WNEW-TV in New York City)
  • I Dream of Jeannie (1965–1970; produced by Sidney Sheldon Productions)
  • Morning Star (1965–1966; in conjunction with Corday Productions)
  • The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1965–1966)
  • Hawk (1966)
  • Love on a Rooftop (1966–1967)
  • The Monkees (1966–1968; produced by Raybert Productions)
  • Adventures of the Seaspray (1967; produced by Pacific Films)
  • Everybody's Talking (1967)
  • The Flying Nun (1967–1970)
  • The Second Hundred Years (1967–1968)
  • Here Come the Brides (1968–1970)
  • The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968–1969)
  • The Johnny Cash Show (1969–1970)
  • Playboy After Dark (1969–1970; produced by Playboy Enterprises)
  • Nancy (1970–1971; produced by Sidney Sheldon Productions)
  • The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
  • The Young Rebels (1970–1971; produced by Aaron Spelling)
  • Getting Together (1971–1972)
  • The Good Life (1971–1972; produced by Lorimar Television)
  • Bridget Loves Bernie (1972–1973)
  • The Paul Lynde Show (1972–1973; produced by Ashmont Productions)
  • Temperatures Rising (1972–1973; produced by Ashmont Productions)
  • Needles and Pins (1973)
  • The New Temperatures Rising Show (1973–1974; produced by Ashmont Productions)
  • The Young and the Restless (produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company and Corday Productions 1973–1974; produced thereafter by Columbia Pictures Television, Columbia TriStar Television and Sony Pictures Television)
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1973–1974)
  • Police Story (produced by David Gerber Productions 1973–1974; produced thereafter by Columbia Pictures Television from 1974 to 1977)
  • The Girl with Something Extra (1973–1974)
  • Sale of the Century (1973–1974)
  • Jeannie (1973; co-produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Sony Pictures Television owns the distribution rights due to the show's connection to I Dream of Jeannie)
  • Partridge Family 2200 A.D. (1974; co-produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Slated to be Screen Gems production but produced by its successor; Columbia Pictures Television; Sony Pictures Television owns the distribution rights due to the show's connection to The Partridge Family)
  • That's My Mama (1974–1975; Slated to be a Screen Gems production but produced by its successor; Columbia Pictures Television)[20]

Hanna-Barbera Productions

  • The Ruff and Reddy Show (1957–1960)
  • The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958–1961)
  • The Quick Draw McGraw Show (1959–1962)
  • The Flintstones (1960–1966)
  • The Yogi Bear Show (1961–1962)
  • Top Cat (1961–1962)
  • The Jetsons (1962–1963)
  • The Hanna-Barbera New Cartoon Series (1962–1963)
  • The Magilla Gorilla Show (1963–1967)
  • Peter Potamus (1964–1966)
  • Jonny Quest (1964–65)
  • The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show (1965–1967)
  • Alice in Wonderland or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1966)

Motion Pictures

Motion picture adaptations of television programs produced and/or syndicated by Screen Gems, distributed by Columbia Pictures:

  • Hey There It's Yogi Bear (1964; based on The Yogi Bear Show [1961–1962])
  • The Man Called Flintstone (1966; based on The Flintstones [1960–1966])
  • Head (1968; based on The Monkees [1966–1968])

Briskin Productions

  • Goodyear Theatre (1957–1960)
  • Alcoa Theatre (1957–1960)
  • Casey Jones (1958)
  • The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966; full rights belong to the estate of Donna Reed since 2008)
  • Manhunt (1959–1961)

Specialty feature film studio, 1998–present

File:Screen Gems 1999.svg

The Screen Gems logo (June 4, 1999–present).

On December 8, 1998, Screen Gems was resurrected as a fourth speciality film-producing arm of Sony's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. It was created after Triumph Films closed.[27] Screen Gems produces and releases "films that fall between the wide-release films traditionally developed and distributed by Columbia Pictures and those released by Sony Pictures Classics".[28] Many of its releases are of the horror, thriller, action, drama, comedy and urban genres, making the unit similar to Dimension Films (part of Lantern Entertainment), Hollywood Pictures (part of The Walt Disney Company), and Rogue Pictures (when it was formally owned by Relativity Media and before that, Universal Studios).

The highest-grossing Screen Gems film, as of March 2017, is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which grossed a total of $312,242,626 worldwide so far.

Screen Gems films


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
June 4, 1999 Limbo $10 million $2,160,710
July 9, 1999 Arlington Road USA distribution, co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $21.5 million $41,067,311


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
April 5, 2000 Black and White co-production with Palm Pictures $12 million $5,277,299
April 28, 2000 Timecode $4 million $1,431,406
September 29, 2000 Girlfight $1 million $1,666,028
January 19, 2001 Snatch U.S. distribution only, co-production with SKA Films and Columbia Pictures $10 million $83,557,872
March 23, 2001 The Brothers $6 million $27,958,191
April 27, 2001 The Forsaken $15 million $7,288,451
August 24, 2001 Ghosts of Mars $28 million $14,010,832
September 7, 2001 Two Can Play That Game $13 million $22,391,450
January 25, 2002 The Mothman Prophecies co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $32 million $54,639,865
February 1, 2002 Slackers co-production with Original Film and Alliance Atlantis $14 million $6,413,915
March 15, 2002 Resident Evil co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, New Legacy Film, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $33 million $102,441,078
October 11, 2002 Swept Away $10 million $598,645
October 18, 2002 The 51st State U.S. distribution only, co-production with Alliance Atlantis and Momentum Pictures $27 million $14,439,698
November 15, 2002 Half Past Dead co-production with Franchise Pictures $25 million $19,233,280
August 22, 2003 The Medallion theatrically released by TriStar Pictures in USA $41 million $34,268,701
September 19, 2003 Underworld also with Lakeshore Entertainment $22 million $95,708,457
October 31, 2003 In the Cut co-production with Pathé $12 million $23,726,793
January 22, 2004 D.E.B.S. co-production with Destination Films, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Anonymous Content $3.5 million $97,446
January 30, 2004 You Got Served $8 million $48,631,561
May 14, 2004 Breakin' All the Rules $10 million $12,544,254
August 27, 2004 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid also with Columbia Pictures and Middle Fork Productions $25 million $70,992,898
September 10, 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $45 million $129,394,835
February 4, 2005 Boogeyman also with Ghost House Pictures $20 million $67,192,859
March 25, 2005 Steamboy European distribution only; co-production with Sunrise, Toho and Triumph Films $20 million $18,900,000
August 26, 2005 The Cave co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Cinerenta $30 million $33,296,457
September 9, 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Firm Films $19 million $140,238,064
October 7, 2005 The Gospel co-production with Rainforest Films $3.5 million $15,778,152
January 6, 2006 Hostel also with Lionsgate Films $4.8 million $80.6 million
January 20, 2006 Underworld: Evolution also with Lakeshore Entertainment $50 million $111,340,801
February 3, 2006 When a Stranger Calls co-production with Davis Entertainment $15 million $66,966,987
March 3, 2006 Ultraviolet $30 million $31,070,211
September 8, 2006 The Covenant co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sandstorm Films $20 million $37,597,471
January 12, 2007 Stomp the Yard co-production with Rainforest Films $13 million $75,511,123
February 2, 2007 The Messengers also with Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures $16 million $54,957,265
April 20, 2007 Vacancy $19 million $35,300,645
June 8, 2007 Hostel: Part II also with Lionsgate Films $10.2 million $35,619,521
September 21, 2007 Resident Evil: Extinction co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $45 million $147,717,833
November 21, 2007 This Christmas co-production with Rainforest Films $13 million $50,778,121
January 11, 2008 First Sunday co-production with Cube Vision, The Story Company and Firm Films $38,608,838
January 25, 2008 Untraceable also with Universal Pictures and Lakeshore Entertainment $35 million $52,431,162
April 11, 2008 Prom Night co-production with Alliance Films $20 million $57,197,876
September 19, 2008 Lakeview Terrace co-production with Overbrook Entertainment $20 million $44,653,637
October 10, 2008 Quarantine co-production with Vertigo Entertainment, Filmax and Andale Pictures $12 million $41,319,906
January 23, 2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films $35 million $91,327,197
February 20, 2009 Fired Up $20 million $18,598,852
April 24, 2009 Obsessed co-production with Rainforest Films $20 million $73,830,340
October 16, 2009 The Stepfather co-production with Granada Productions $20 million $31,178,915
December 4, 2009 Armored $20 million $20,900,733


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
January 22, 2010 Legion co-production with Bold Films $26 million $67,918,658
February 5, 2010 Dear John co-production with Relativity Media $25 million $112,157,433
April 16, 2010 Death at a Funeral co-production with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment $21 million $49,050,886
August 27, 2010 Takers co-production with Rainforest Films $32 million $70,587,268
September 10, 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $60 million $300,228,084
September 17, 2010 Easy A co-production with Olive Bridge Entertainment $8 million $74,952,305
November 24, 2010 Burlesque co-production with De Line Pictures $55 million $90,000,000
December 22, 2010 Country Strong $15 million $20,529,194
February 4, 2011 The Roommate co-production with Vertigo Entertainment $16 million $40,424,438
May 13, 2011 Priest co-production with Tokyopop $60 million $78,309,131
July 22, 2011 Friends with Benefits co-production with Castle Rock Entertainment, Zucker and Olive Bridge Entertainment $35 million $149,542,245
July 29, 2011 Attack the Block U.S distribution only; co-production with StudioCanal, UK Film Council, Optimum Releasing, Big Talk Productions and Film4 Productions $13 million $5,824,175
September 16, 2011 Straw Dogs $25 million $10,324,441
January 20, 2012 Underworld: Awakening co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films $70 million $130,856,741
February 10, 2012 The Vow co-production with Spyglass Media Group $30 million $196,114,570
April 20, 2012 Think Like a Man co-production with Rainforest Films $12 million $96,070,507
September 14, 2012 Resident Evil: Retribution co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $65 million $240,159,255
August 21, 2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones U.S distribution only; produced by Unique Features, and Constantin Film $60 million $75,965,567
September 20, 2013 Battle of the Year $20 million $14,185,460
October 18, 2013 Carrie Theatrical distribution, co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Misher Films $30 million $82,394,288
February 14, 2014 About Last Night co-production with Rainforest Films and Olive Bridge Entertainment $13 million $49,002,684
June 20, 2014 Think Like a Man Too co-production with Will Packer Productions $24 million $70,181,428
July 2, 2014 Deliver Us from Evil co-production with Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Ingenious Media $30 million $87,937,815
September 12, 2014 No Good Deed co-production with Will Packer Productions $13 million $54,323,210
January 16, 2015 The Wedding Ringer co-production with Miramax, LStar Capital, and Will Packer Productions $23 million $79,799,880
September 11, 2015 The Perfect Guy $12 million $60,185,587
February 5, 2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Co-production with Cross Creek Pictures, Sierra Pictures, MadRiver Pictures, Darko Entertainment and Handsomecharlie Films $28 million $16,374,328
August 26, 2016 Don't Breathe co-production with Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures $9.9 million $89,985,571
September 9, 2016 When the Bough Breaks co-production with Unique Features $10 million $30,658,387
January 6, 2017 Underworld: Blood Wars co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films $35 million $81,093,313
January 27, 2017 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Co-production with Constantin Film, Davis Films, Impact Pictures, Capcom $40 million $312,242,626
October 31, 2017 Keep Watching co-production with Voltage Pictures $5 million $94,178
January 12, 2018 Proud Mary $14–30 million $21.8 million
August 10, 2018 Slender Man co-production with Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment, and It Is No Dream Entertainment $10–28 million $51.7 million
August 24, 2018 Searching co-production with Bazelevs Company and Stage 6 Films $880,000 $75.5 million
November 30, 2018 The Possession of Hannah Grace co-production with Broken Road Productions $6–7.7 million $43 million
May 3, 2019 The Intruder co-production with Hidden Empire Film Group and Primary Wave Entertainment $5–8 million $36.5 million
May 24, 2019 Brightburn co-production with The H Collective & Stage 6 Films $6–12 million $32.4 million
October 25, 2019 Black and Blue co-production with Hidden Empire Film Group $12 million $21.6 million


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
January 3, 2020 The Grudge co-production with Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures $10 million $49.5 million
December 18, 2020 Monster Hunter co-production with Constantin Film, Tencent Pictures, Toho and AB2 Digital Pictures $60 million $44.4 million
April 2, 2021 The Unholy co-production with Ghost House Pictures $10 million $30.8 million
August 13, 2021 Don't Breathe 2 co-production with Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures $15 million $45.3 million

Upcoming releases

Release Date Title Notes Director Budget
November 24, 2021[29] Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City[30] co-production with Constantin Film Johannes Roberts
TBA The Bride[31] Jessica M. Thompson
TBA Text for You[32] co-production with 3000 Pictures and Thunder Road Films Jim Strouse

In development

Title Notes Director
Just Dance[33] co-production with Ubisoft Motion Pictures
The Pope's Exorcist[34] co-production with Worldwide Katz and Loyola Productions Ángel Gómez
Urban Legend[35] co-production with Phoenix Pictures Colin Minihan


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