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Warner Bros., Disney and Universal had their best worldwide box office receipts ever in 2013, with the first two topping $3 billion internationally.
Deadline reports Warner Bros. took in an estimated $1.895 billion at the domestic box office and $3.14 billion internationally, for an amazing combined $5.035 billion.
The movie studio now has exceeded $1 billion in revenue for 13 straight years, setting a feat no other movie studio has managed to do. Sales were strong behind blockbuster hits such as Man of Steel, Pacific Rim and Hangover 3. Warner Bros. had six summer movies exceed $100 million at the box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, with such a strong revenue stream, the studio was able to retake the No. 1 global market share spot. Disney sits in second with $4.73 billion worldwide, $1.72 billion domestically and $3.01 billion internationally.
Universal broke $4 billion worldwide with $4.04 billion, with $3.14 billion internationally, which is a first for the movie studio as it has never exceeded $2 billion before this year. Fox stayed even with recent years in fourth place for market share at $3.40 billion worldwide. Sony stumbled for the year after several flops (After Earth and White House Down) down to $3.01 billion, which is a more than $1 billion drop from 2012.
Lionsgate did fairly well after several hits, such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire , though Ender's Game did poorly. The movie studio's sales were at $2.32 billion worldwide. Paramount rounds out the list, just missing the sixth spot with $2.31 billion. The studio was only down slightly from the year before and was buoyed by the unexpected hit World War Z and the expected hit Star Trek Into Darkness.