Sony/Columbia (incl. Screen Gems)
Good / So-So / Bad:
Sony's box office performance slipped a bit in 2010, and the studio fell to fifth place in both foreign and domestic market share after occupying loftier positions in 2009. But that doesn't mean the studio necessarily had a bad year.
Indeed, Sony had the third-best per-film average for its new releases in 2010, and scored several domestic and international hits. Chief among these was its Karate Kid remake, which grossed a surprising $360 million worldwide. But even a film like The Tourist, which bombed in the States, managed to take off overseas.
Picking out Sony's best 2010 release, however, is easy. David Fincher's The Social Network isn't just a commercial hit -- grossing over $210 million worldwide to date on a production budget of just $40 million -- it's also the best-reviewed movie of 2010, and the recipient of dozens of film awards and nominations. Sony's biggest 2010 failure, by contrast, isn't its worst-reviewed film (though The Bounty Hunter is pretty bad); instead, that "honor" goes to How Do You Know, the wildly unimpressive James L. Brooks comedy dud that so far has earned less than a third of its $120 million production budget back.
|Total Releases||# Great||# Awful||Avg. Metascore||Avg. User Score|
|Low - Median - High:||22 - 45.5 - 95||Score Distribution:||22,37.8,45.5,58.5,95|
|Film||Studio||Worldwide Gross*||Metascore||User Score|
|The Social Network||Columbia Pictures||$213,758,564||95||8.3|
|Easy A||Screen Gems||$74,459,232||72||7.3|
|The Other Guys||Columbia Pictures||$170,269,110||64||6.5|
|The Karate Kid||Columbia Pictures||$359,125,613||61||6.6|
|Death at a Funeral ||Screen Gems||$49,050,886||51||4.9|
|Eat Pray Love||Columbia Pictures||$204,482,125||50||5.0|
|How Do You Know||Columbia Pictures||$37,090,773||46||3.6|
|Country Strong||Screen Gems||$18,806,281||44||5.8|
|Dear John||Screen Gems||$114,977,104||43||5.7|
|The Virginity Hit||Columbia Pictures||$636,706||40||4.2|
|The Tourist||Columbia Pictures||$216,847,567||37||4.9|
|Resident Evil: Afterlife||Screen Gems||$296,221,566||37||5.4|
|Legion ||Screen Gems||$67,909,454||32||3.2|
|Grown Ups||Columbia Pictures||$271,419,251||30||5.1|
|The Bounty Hunter||Columbia Pictures||$136,320,546||22||3.1|