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C2 Pictures
PredecessorCarolco Pictures
Cinergi Pictures
Founded2002; 19 years ago (2002)
FounderMario Kassar
Andrew G. Vajna
Defunct2008; 13 years ago (2008)
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California, United States
ProductsMotion pictures, television series and video games

C2 Pictures was a film company started in 2002 by Carolco Pictures co-founders Andrew G. Vajna (who had formed Cinergi Pictures until it folded in 1998) and Mario Kassar. The company's first production was I Spy. Though this film was the company's first, Kassar and Vajna's initial purpose for forming the new company was to resurrect the Terminator franchise.[1] In 2008, the company fell into dormancy and eventually was dissolved.


Release Date Title Director(s) Production partner(s) Distributor(s) Budget Box office
November 1, 2002 I Spy Betty Thomas Columbia Pictures,
Tall Trees Productions,
Sheldon Leonard Productions
Sony Pictures Releasing $70 million[2] $60.3 million[2]
July 2, 2003 Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines[3] Jonathan Mostow Columbia Pictures,[4]
Intermedia Films[3]
Warner Bros. Pictures
(United States/Canada),
Sony Pictures Releasing
$187.3 million ($167.3 million excluding production overhead) $433.3 million[5]
March 31, 2006 Basic Instinct 2 Michael Caton-Jones Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,
Intermedia Films
Sony Pictures Releasing $70 million $38.6 million[6]
November 10, 2006 Children of Glory Krisztina Goda N/A Bunyik Entertainment
(United States)

Television series

Year(s) Title Creator(s) Production partner(s) Distributor(s) Original network Other notes
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Josh Friedman co-production with Sarah Connor Pictures, Bartleby Company and Warner Bros. Television Warner Bros. Television Distribution Fox first season only


  1. ^ Mario Kassar - Biography
  2. ^ a b "Movie I Spy - Box Office Data". The Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "IM :: Internationalmedia AG". April 3, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  4. ^ Harris, Claude Brodesser,Dana; Brodesser, Claude; Harris, Dana (January 3, 2002). "Sony has 'T3' o'seas". Variety. Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  6. ^ "Basic Instinct 2 (2006) - Box Office Mojo". January 29, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2021.