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Legendary Pictures, Inc.
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2000
Founder Thomas Tull
Headquarters ,
Key people
  • Thomas Tull
  • (Founder and CEO)
  • Chris Hardwick
  • (Co-president of digital content)
  • Bob Schreck
  • (Editor-in-chief of Legendary Comics)
  • Thomas Tull (majority)
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fortress Investment Group
  • Digital
  • Legendary Comics, LLC
  • Legendary East Ltd. (40%)
  • Legendary Pictures, LLC
  • Nerdist Industries, LLC

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.

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. The first graphic novel published by the company was Holy Terror by Frank Miller, which was released in 2011.

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. 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 Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $372,710,015
2006 Superman Returns Singer, BryanBryan Singer Bad Hat Harry Productions / Peters Entertainment Warner Bros. $391,081,192
2006 Lady in the Water Shyamalan, M. NightM. Night Shyamalan Blinding Edge Pictures Warner Bros. $72,785,169
2006 The Ant Bully Davis, John A.John A. Davis Playtone / DNA Productions Warner Bros. $55,181,129
2006 Beerfest Chandrasekhar, JayJay 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 Snyder, ZackZack Snyder Virtual Studios Warner Bros. $456,068,181
2008 10,000 BC Emmerich, RolandRoland Emmerich Centropolis Warner Bros. $269,784,201
2008 The Dark Knight Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $1,001,921,825
2009 Watchmen Snyder, ZackZack Snyder Lawrence Gordon Productions Warner Bros. / Paramount $185,258,983
2009 Observe and Report Hill, JodyJody Hill DeLine Pictures Warner Bros. $26,973,554
2009 The Hangover Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $467,483,912
2009 Trick 'r Treat Dougherty, MichaelMichael Dougherty Bad Hat Harry Productions Warner Premiere
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Jonze, SpikeSpike Jonze Playtone / Village Roadshow Pictures Warner Bros. $100,086,793
2009 Ninja Assassin McTeigue, JamesJames McTeigue Dark Castle Entertainment / Anarchos Productions Warner Bros. $61,601,280
2010 Clash of the Titans Leterrier, LouisLouis Leterrier Thunder Road Films / The Zanuck Company Warner Bros. $493,214,993
2010 Jonah Hex Hayward, JimmyJimmy Hayward Mad Chance / Weed Road Pictures Warner Bros. $10,903,112
2010 Inception Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $825,532,764
2010 The Town Affleck, BenBen Affleck GK Films / Thunder Road Films Warner Bros. $154,026,136
2010 Due Date Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $211,780,824
2011 Sucker Punch Snyder, ZackZack Snyder Cruel and Unusual Films Warner Bros. $89,792,502
2011 The Hangover Part II Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips Green Hat Films Warner Bros. $581,464,305
2012 Wrath of the Titans Liebesman, JonathanJonathan Liebesman Thunder Road Films Warner Bros. $301,970,083
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Nolan, ChristopherChristopher Nolan Syncopy Films Warner Bros. $1,011,011,261
Box office total: $7,204,565,175

In production

Year Title Director
2013 Jack the Giant Killer Singer, BryanBryan Singer
2013 42 Helgeland, BrianBrian Helgeland
2013 Man of Steel Snyder, ZackZack Snyder
2013 Pacific Rim Del Toro, GuillermoGuillermo del Toro
2013 300: Battle of Artemisia Murro, NoamNoam Murro
2013 The Seventh Son Bodrov, SergeiSergei Bodrov

In development

Year Title Director
2013 The Hangover Part III Phillips, ToddTodd Phillips
2014 Godzilla Edwards, GarethGareth Edwards
TBD Gravel Miller, TimTim Miller
TBD The Lost Patrol Norrington, StephenStephen Norrington
TBD Gears of War adaptation TBD
TBD Here There Be Monsters TBD
TBD Kung Fu (E) TBD
TBD Mass Effect adaptation TBD
TBD Slayer TBD
TBD Spectral TBD
TBD Technotise: Edit & I adaptation TBD
TBD Warcraft adaptation TBD

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