Top 10 Hollywood Movie Studios

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There are many different studios making films in Hollywood. It seems like a never ending business. The competition is cutthroat in Hollywood, leaving movie studios with no option to compromise on their productions.  Here are some of the best and most known movie studios in Hollywood.

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. was founded in 1923 by four brothers Harry, Sam, Jack, and Albert Warner. The studio’s first star was a German who acted in a number of adventure movies. Warner Bros. had huge success with their Gangster movies Little Caesar and The Public Enemy released in 1931. The studio’s animation characters like Bugs Bunny and Duffy Duck are still very popular. Some of Warner Bros. top movies include Harry Potter, The Lord of The Rings, The Dark Knight, Inception, we can go on and on. Their highest grossing movie is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 followed closely by the Dark Knight Rises.

Columbia Pictures

Founded in 1924, Columbia Pictures was from a humble low budget producing studio called Cohn-Brandt-Cohn. Columbia Pictures has been owned by Sony since 1989 and some of their popular franchise include Ghostbusters, Men in Black and Spiderman. Columbia Pictures’ highest grossing film is Skyfall.

20th Century Fox

It was created in 1935 when Fox Film Corporation which was founded in 1915 merged with Twentieth Century Pictures which was founded in 1933. Their highest grossing movie is Avatar which was released in 2009.

Universal Pictures

This studio was founded in 1912 and is the oldest American film studio. Universal had great success with its monster movies like Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy. The highest grossing movie for Universal Pictures is Jurassic World which was out in 2015.

Walt Disney Pictures

Walt Disney was formed in 1923 and it started out as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio. After the worldwide success of Mickey Mouse, they expanded. To date, their highest grossing film is Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures highest grossing movie was a co-production with another giant film studio 20th Century Fox. Formed in 1923, it is the first film studio that released the very first winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture with the movie Wings.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.

It is owned by MGM Holdings and is commonly referred to by the abbreviation MGM was founded in 1924 and is among the oldest film studios in Hollywood. Hannibal is MGM’s highest grossing movie.

United Artists Corporation

Is owned by MGM Holdings after it was purchased by MGM. It is currently doing business under the name United Artists Digital Studios. Founded in 1919, it is among the oldest film studios in America.

Dreamworks Studios

It is a production label for Amblin Partners which was founded in 1994 as a film studio. Dreamworks Pictures films include animations like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and other very exciting animation movies. Shrek 2 is Dreamworks highest grossing movie.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Was founded in 1987. Some of the most popular movies under Sony Pictures Entertainment are Spider-Man, The Davinci Code released in 2008, Men in Black, James Bond’s Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall. Their highest grossing movie is Skyfall.