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!

Carpola on Nov 5, 2012


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.

avconsumer2 on Nov 6, 2012


He he he.

Carpola on Nov 6, 2012


I must have missed where Step Up is now with Universal. I thought Summit Entertainment (now a Lionsgate company) released the last one.

Travis Leamons on Nov 5, 2012


Where's harry potter?

Brandon Howarth on Nov 5, 2012


Warner Bros. But I think this is stating more current properties, where as the Harry Potter series has now come to an end.

Guy who comments on things on Nov 5, 2012


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?

Rick on Nov 5, 2012


I had thought Indiana Jones was part of LucasFilms. Apparently not. Interesting infograph, thanks!

Greg dinskisk on Nov 5, 2012


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.

ambiguish on Nov 5, 2012


Ohhh okay, thanks!

Greg dinskisk on Nov 5, 2012


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.

JBrotsis on Nov 5, 2012


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)

avconsumer2 on Nov 6, 2012


wow, every studio has a property they keep releasing sequels to or rebooting or reimagining. Every class has its slut I guess

Richie G on Nov 5, 2012


Why is "Final Destination" mentioned for WB rather than the "Harry Potter" franchise? The latter earned way more money for them.

Sean on Nov 5, 2012


Never mind, I read the lower comments and that answered my question...

Sean on Nov 5, 2012


How is Rio listed as a franchise?

clinteastwoodscloset on Nov 5, 2012


someone has left out the fact Disney owns WB......

Jericho on Nov 5, 2012


Matthew South on Nov 5, 2012


He's right. Time Warner has a bunch of subsidiaries.

Guest on Nov 11, 2012


Yeah, that's not true.

Ethan Anderton on Nov 5, 2012


Time Warner owns Warner Bros. The same company that owns CNN, HBO, Time magazine, Cartoon Network and used to own AOL.

Mithun Divakaran on Nov 5, 2012


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.

Hans Kleinenberg on Nov 6, 2012


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...

bradleyjw on Nov 6, 2012


Nice catch. Need to watch those last few.

avconsumer2 on Nov 6, 2012


This is definitely a very useful infographic to indie filmmakers and sci-fi fans. Thanks

Uzzi on Nov 19, 2012

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