Legendary Pictures facts for kids
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 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. In September 2011, Chief Creative Officer Jon Jashni was appointed to the new position of President.
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. The first graphic novel published by the company was Holy Terror by Frank Miller, which was released in 2011.
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. 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.
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.
|Year||Title||Director||Co-production company(s)||Distributor(s)||Box office||Ref.|
|2005||Batman Begins||Christopher Nolan||Syncopy Films||Warner Bros.||$372,710,015|
|2006||Superman Returns||Bryan Singer||Bad Hat Harry Productions / Peters Entertainment||Warner Bros.||$391,081,192|
|2006||Lady in the Water||M. Night Shyamalan||Blinding Edge Pictures||Warner Bros.||$72,785,169|
|2006||The Ant Bully||John A. Davis||Playtone / DNA Productions||Warner Bros.||$55,181,129|
|2006||Beerfest||Jay Chandrasekhar||Gerber Pictures / Cataland Films / Broken Lizard||Warner Bros.||$20,387,597|
|2006||We Are Marshall||McG||Thunder Road Films / Wonderland Sound and Vision||Warner Bros.||$43,545,364|
|2007||300||Zack Snyder||Virtual Studios||Warner Bros.||$456,068,181|
|2008||10,000 BC||Roland Emmerich||Centropolis||Warner Bros.||$269,784,201|
|2008||The Dark Knight||Christopher Nolan||Syncopy Films||Warner Bros.||$1,001,921,825|
|2009||Watchmen||Zack Snyder||Lawrence Gordon Productions||Warner Bros. / Paramount||$185,258,983|
|2009||Observe and Report||Jody Hill||DeLine Pictures||Warner Bros.||$26,973,554|
|2009||The Hangover||Todd Phillips||Green Hat Films||Warner Bros.||$467,483,912|
|2009||Trick 'r Treat||Michael Dougherty||Bad Hat Harry Productions||Warner Premiere||—|
|2009||Where the Wild Things Are||Spike Jonze||Playtone / Village Roadshow Pictures||Warner Bros.||$100,086,793|
|2009||Ninja Assassin||James McTeigue||Dark Castle Entertainment / Anarchos Productions||Warner Bros.||$61,601,280|
|2010||Clash of the Titans||Louis Leterrier||Thunder Road Films / The Zanuck Company||Warner Bros.||$493,214,993|
|2010||Jonah Hex||Jimmy Hayward||Mad Chance / Weed Road Pictures||Warner Bros.||$10,903,112|
|2010||Inception||Christopher Nolan||Syncopy Films||Warner Bros.||$825,532,764|
|2010||The Town||Ben Affleck||GK Films / Thunder Road Films||Warner Bros.||$154,026,136|
|2010||Due Date||Todd Phillips||Green Hat Films||Warner Bros.||$211,780,824|
|2011||Sucker Punch||Zack Snyder||Cruel and Unusual Films||Warner Bros.||$89,792,502|
|2011||The Hangover Part II||Todd Phillips||Green Hat Films||Warner Bros.||$581,464,305|
|2012||Wrath of the Titans||Jonathan Liebesman||Thunder Road Films||Warner Bros.||$301,970,083|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Christopher Nolan||Syncopy Films||Warner Bros.||$1,011,011,261|
|Box office total:||$7,204,565,175||—|
|2013||Jack the Giant Killer||Bryan Singer|
|2013||Man of Steel||Zack Snyder|
|2013||Pacific Rim||Guillermo del Toro|
|2013||300: Battle of Artemisia||Noam Murro|
|2013||The Seventh Son||Sergei Bodrov|
|2013||The Hangover Part III||Todd Phillips|
|TBD||The Lost Patrol||Stephen Norrington|
|TBD||Gears of War adaptation||TBD|
|TBD||Here There Be Monsters||TBD|
|TBD||Kung Fu (E)||TBD|
|TBD||Mass Effect adaptation||TBD|
|TBD||Technotise: Edit & I adaptation||TBD|
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