Top 10 Film Production Houses of Hollywood 2016

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5. Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Studios is a film and television studio and has its headquarters in Culver City, California.

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The history of Sony Pictures Studios dates back to 1918 when two brothers Harry and Jack Cohn partnered with Joe Brandt to form a company called CBC Film Sales to produce low budget short films. In 1990 Sony Corporation acquired Columbia Pictures Entertainment and a MGM lot and later renamed the studio to Sony Pictures Studio.


Michael Lynton is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment. Sony Pictures Studios is one of the divisions of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Incorporation which in turn is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation based in Tokyo city. Sony Pictures Studios is one of the most sought after studios for motion picture production.

It offers services in the form of stages and locations, sound, picture, mastering and versioning and rentals. Besides Studios other two divisions are Sony Pictures Motion Pictures Group and Sony Pictures Television. Motion Pictures Group division includes Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Picture Animation, Sony Pictures Classics, Tristar Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. The Television division has a huge library of TV programs and motion pictures and has developed international networks with 150 channel feeds in 178 countries.

Some of the famous movies released by Sony are Spider Man, Skyfall, The Amazing Spider Man, Men in Black, Ghostbusters, The Da Vinci Code, Terminator, Casino Royale, 2012, Rambo, The Smurfs and Godzilla. Movies planned for future release include Equity, the Hollars, Sausage Party, When the Bough Breaks, Inferno, Elle, Patient Zero, Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, Life, Jumanji (2017) and Baby Driver.

Gross Earnings: $ 1028.3 million