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Sony Boasts Biggest Year Ever in 2012

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 2, 2013 at 4:20PM

2012 was Sony Pictures Entertainment's biggest year ever. The studio's films generated $4.440 billion worldwide. The studio hit all time highs with $1.768 billion in domestic ticket sales and $2.672 billion internationally. The studio ended the year as the top-ranked studio in both domestic and worldwide marketshare. While Twentieth Century Fox beat Sony internbationally, Sony still claims number one worldwide.
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Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man"
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man"

2012 was Sony Pictures Entertainment's biggest year ever. The studio's films generated $4.440 billion worldwide. The studio hit all time highs with $1.768 billion in domestic ticket sales and $2.672 billion internationally. The studio ended the year as the top-ranked studio in both domestic and worldwide market share. While Twentieth Century Fox beat Sony internationally, Sony still claims number one worldwide.

In 2011, Sony was third place domestically, beat by both Paramount and Warner Bros.

Stay tuned for our detailed 2012 box office wrap.

This article is related to: Box Office, Box Office, Sony Pictures


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.