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Film Franchises Infographic: Who Owns What?
Which studios now control which film series?

With the news that Disney has bought Lucasfilm, it's time to take a glance at the current state of play as regards franchises in Hollywood. Who distributes which film series? It's interesting to see which studios control which characters, if only so that the business-minded among you can mentally keep score at the box office each year. In terms of defining this lot, we've listed franchises that have had recent entries or which have left the door open to future instalments, so we've included Pirates Of The Caribbean, which could possibly return, but left out Harry Potter and The Matrix, which appear thoroughly wrapped up. A few of these are yet to prove their franchise status - Jack Reacher, for instance – but are being designed to fit that bill, and if in doubt we've listed the UK rather than US distributor because Rule Britannia and all that. Here's the state of play...
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Lionsgate still have Saw as an asset, which appears to be missing. Saw 8 may/may not come out yet. Read More

Posted on Monday November 5, 2012, 14:20 by piginapoke

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