Warner Bros. Pictures’ domestic and international grosses each earned them first place in market share for 2005. Domestic box office for 2005 totaled $1,384,000,000, making it the studio’s best year ever. Grosses were up 15% over the previous year in the face of industry totals, which fell 5%. Internationally, the studio’s totals were even higher, with year-end grosses reaching $1,890,000,000, putting them over a billion dollars for the fifth year in a row and making Warner Bros. Pictures International #1 for four of the last five years.
Meanwhile, Warner Home Video ended the year with a 21.2% market share, which put it comfortably in first place for the fifth year in a row. The year 2005 was a record-breaker for WHV, with worldwide revenues up 11%. The fourth quarter was the studio’s highest ever, with worldwide revenues up 12%.
[Source: Time Warner]