Legendary Pictures

Legendary Pictures, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryMotion picture
When it was created2000
People who started itThomas Tull
HeadquartersBurbank, California, United States
Key people
Owner(s)
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

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

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

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

Year Title Director Co-production company(s) Distributor(s) Box office Ref.
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2005</span> Batman Begins <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Christopher Nolan</span> Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $372,710,015 [8]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2006</span> Superman Returns <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bryan Singer</span> Bad Hat Harry Productions / Peters Entertainment Warner Bros. $391,081,192 [9]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2006</span> Lady in the Water <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">M. Night Shyamalan</span> Blinding Edge Pictures Warner Bros. $72,785,169 [10]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2006</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Ant Bully</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">John A. Davis</span> Playtone / DNA Productions Warner Bros. $55,181,129 [11]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2006</span> Beerfest <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jay Chandrasekhar</span> Gerber Pictures / Cataland Films / Broken Lizard Warner Bros. $20,387,597 [12]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2006</span> We Are Marshall McG Thunder Road Films / Wonderland Sound and Vision Warner Bros. $43,545,364 [13]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2007</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">300</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Zack Snyder</span> Virtual Studios Warner Bros. $456,068,181 [14]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2008</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">10,000 BC</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Roland Emmerich</span> Centropolis Warner Bros. $269,784,201 [15]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2008</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Dark Knight</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Christopher Nolan</span> Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825 [16]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2009</span> Watchmen <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Zack Snyder</span> Lawrence Gordon Productions Warner Bros. / Paramount $185,258,983 [17]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2009</span> Observe and Report <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jody Hill</span> DeLine Pictures Warner Bros. $26,973,554 [18]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2009</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Hangover</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Todd Phillips</span> Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $467,483,912 [19]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2009</span> Trick 'r Treat <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Michael Dougherty</span> Bad Hat Harry Productions Warner Premiere <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">—</span> [20]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2009</span> Where the Wild Things Are <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Spike Jonze</span> Playtone / Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros. $100,086,793 [21]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2009</span> Ninja Assassin <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">James McTeigue</span> Dark Castle Entertainment / Anarchos Productions Warner Bros. $61,601,280 [22]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2010</span> Clash of the Titans <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Louis Leterrier</span> Thunder Road Films / The Zanuck Company Warner Bros. $493,214,993 [23]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2010</span> Jonah Hex <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jimmy Hayward</span> Mad Chance / Weed Road Pictures Warner Bros. $10,903,112 [24]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2010</span> Inception <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Christopher Nolan</span> Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $825,532,764 [25]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2010</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Town</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Ben Affleck</span> GK Films / Thunder Road Films Warner Bros. $154,026,136 [26]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2010</span> Due Date <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Todd Phillips</span> Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $211,780,824 [27]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2011</span> Sucker Punch <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Zack Snyder</span> Cruel and Unusual Films Warner Bros. $89,792,502 [28]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2011</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Hangover Part II</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Todd Phillips</span> Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $581,464,305 [29]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2012</span> Wrath of the Titans <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Jonathan Liebesman</span> Thunder Road Films Warner Bros. $301,970,083 [30]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2012</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Dark Knight Rises</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Christopher Nolan</span> Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $1,011,011,261 [31]
Box office total: $7,204,565,175

In production

Year Title Director
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> Jack the Giant Killer <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Bryan Singer</span>
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">42</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Brian Helgeland</span>
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> Man of Steel <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Zack Snyder</span>
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> Pacific Rim <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Guillermo del Toro</span>
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">300: Battle of Artemisia</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Noam Murro</span>[32][33]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Seventh Son</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Sergei Bodrov</span>

In development

Year Title Director
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2013</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Hangover Part III</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Todd Phillips</span>[34]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">2014</span> Godzilla <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Gareth Edwards</span>[35]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Gravel <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Tim Miller</span>[36]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">The Lost Patrol</span> <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">Stephen Norrington</span>[37]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Gears of War adaptation <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[38]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Here There Be Monsters <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[39]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Kung Fu (E) <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[40]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Mass Effect adaptation <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[41]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Slayer <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[42]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Spectral <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[43]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Technotise: Edit & I adaptation <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[44]
<span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span> Warcraft adaptation <span data-sort-value="Script error: No such module "sortkey".">TBD</span>[45]

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