Infographic: Which Movie Studio Owns the Various Film Franchises?

November 5, 2012
Source: Empire

Which Studio Owns What?

Now that Disney has added Lucasfilm and the Star Wars universe to their arsenal of established intellectual property (in addition to Pixar, Marvel and Pirates of the Caribbean), now might be a good time to review which well-known film franchises belong to what studio. Not all of the Marvel properties are set up at Disney, so this can be confusing for many who don't keep as close an eye as other cinephiles. Thankfully, Empire has put together a nice infographic laying out seven of the major film studios and which properties they own for the big screen. From Jason Bourne to Hunger Games and more, look below!

Here's Empire's infographic of what studios own which film franchises:

Which Studio Owns What?

Most of the sequelized film franchises are accounted for, but there's likely some missing, mainly franchises that have been inactive for awhile like Austin Powers, which should be at Warner Bros. since it's a New Line production. There's also the forthcoming Anchorman sequel that isn't mentioned here, but that's not likely to continue after the second film anyway. Are there any franchises missing you think should be here?

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  • really want to see some more Chipmunks! C'mon Fox!
    • bozo connors
      lol - & I was worried about losing your opinion from "Every little bit of Star Wars news getting posted might actually put me off this site." Suddenly not so concerned.
  • I must have missed where Step Up is now with Universal. I thought Summit Entertainment (now a Lionsgate company) released the last one.
  • Where's harry potter?
    • Guy who comments on things
      Warner Bros. But I think this is stating more current properties, where as the Harry Potter series has now come to an end.
    • Rick
      I'm guessing since it's concluded it's being excluded? Maybe JK had a clause in her contract that said they could only make movies based on the books?
  • Greg dinskisk
    I had thought Indiana Jones was part of LucasFilms. Apparently not. Interesting infograph, thanks!
    • ambiguish
      Yep, I believe Indy is with LucasFilms, but Paramount still has movie rights (for one or two more) and still will after the transfer of LF to Disney.
      • Greg dinskisk
        Ohhh okay, thanks!
  • JBrotsis
    I'm surprised about Indy, I always thought that was part of Universal like Jurassic Park. I'm even more surprised that the movie "Tyler Perry's Madea" was even considered on that list.
    • bozo connors
      Madea's Witness Protection - $65,623,128 Madea's Big Happy Family - $53,311,948 Madea Goes to Jail - $90,485,233 Madea's Family Reunion - $63,308,879 Not sure why - pretty nice little cash cow that franchise. (mostly $20mil budgets)
  • Richie G
    wow, every studio has a property they keep releasing sequels to or rebooting or reimagining. Every class has its slut I guess
  • Sean
    Why is "Final Destination" mentioned for WB rather than the "Harry Potter" franchise? The latter earned way more money for them.
    • Sean
      Never mind, I read the lower comments and that answered my question...
  • clinteastwoodscloset
    How is Rio listed as a franchise?
    • nate
      Because of Rio 2 that is coming out
  • Jericho
    someone has left out the fact Disney owns WB......
      • Guest
        He's right. Time Warner has a bunch of subsidiaries.
    • Yeah, that's not true.
    • Time Warner owns Warner Bros. The same company that owns CNN, HBO, Time magazine, Cartoon Network and used to own AOL.
  • If only Disney could acquire all the Marvel IP's, that could mean wonders for the next Avengers flick. Wouldn't mind seeing me some Wolverine and Spider-man in that.
  • Nate
    All these studies have frachises within a franchise
  • bradleyjw
    Saw – $55.2 Million Saw II – $87 Million Saw III – $80.2 Million Saw IV – $63.3 Million Saw V – $57.7 Million Saw VI – $26.9 Million Saw 3D - $136 Million $505 Million Sounds like a franchise for Lionsgate to me...
    • bozo connors
      Nice catch. Need to watch those last few.
  • This is definitely a very useful infographic to indie filmmakers and sci-fi fans. Thanks




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