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Screen Gems, Inc.
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Product typeAnimation (1921–1946)
Television (1948–1974)
Film (1998–present)
OwnerSony Pictures Entertainment
(Sony Group Corporation)
CountryUnited States
Introduced1921; 102 years ago (1921)

Screen Gems is an American brand name used by Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group, a subsidiary of Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony Group Corporation.[1] It has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation, initially as a cartoon studio, then a television studio, and later on as a film studio. The label currently serves as a film production and distribution label that specializes in genre films, mainly horror.[2]

Animation studio: 1921–1946

Screen Gems
FormerlyM.J. Winkler Pictures (1921–1926)
Winkler Pictures (1926–1931)
The Charles Mintz Studio (1931–1933)
Founded1921; 102 years ago (1921)
FounderMargaret J. Winkler
Defunct1946; 77 years ago (1946)
New York City, New York (1921–1931)
ProductsShort films
Production output

Early years (1921–1933)

When producer Pat Sullivan came to Harry Warner to sign a contract with him on his and Otto Messmer's series Felix the Cat, he declined and instead told his soon-to-be former secretary Margaret J. Winkler that she should form her own company and take control of the distribution of the series. Winkler formed M.J. Winkler Productions and soon also took control of Max and Dave Fleischer's series Out of the Inkwell. By 1923 she and Sullivan were arguing, and that same year the Fleischer Brothers formed their own distribution company named Red Seal. Winkler saw an unreleased short called Alice's Wonderland, a cartoon produced and directed by Walt Disney, and became impressed with the short. The two agreed to make a series about the cartoon. In 1924, Charles Mintz married Winkler, and the latter's career began to decline. Mintz quickly assumed Winkler's role in the company, later rebranding it Winkler Pictures. In 1925 Winkler's renewal contract for the Felix shorts was written, yet Winkler declined to renew due to her dispute with Sullivan. The following year the Alice Comedies stopped being distributed by Winkler. After Mintz become involved with the progress it was clear that Disney was unhappy with the production costs on cartoons, and he asked Disney and Ub Iwerks to develop a new character. The result was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, the first animated character for Universal Pictures.[3] In February 1928, when the character proved more successful than expected, Disney sought to meet with Mintz over the budget, wanting to spend more on the cartoons. Mintz refused, and hired away all of Walt Disney Studios' animators except Iwerks, Les Clark, and Johnny Cannon, who all refused to leave Disney. He moved the production of the Oswald cartoons to Winkler Pictures, along with Margaret Winkler's brother, George. After losing the Oswald contract to Walter Lantz, Mintz focused on the Krazy Kat series, which was the output of a Winkler-distributed property.

M.J. Winkler Productions became known as Winkler Pictures after Mintz took over in 1926 and partnered with Columbia Pictures for distribution in 1929. In 1931, when the studio moved from New York to California, it was renamed The Charles Mintz Studio.[4]

Becoming Screen Gems (1933–1946)

The Charles Mintz studio became known as Screen Gems in 1933. The name was originally used in 1933, when Columbia Pictures acquired a stake in Charles Mintz's animation studio.[5] The name was derived from an early Columbia Pictures slogan, "Gems of the Screen"; itself a takeoff on the song "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean".[6] In 1939, a short while before his death, after becoming indebted to Columbia, Mintz relinquished ownership of his studio and the Screen Gems name to Columbia to settle longstanding financial problems.[7]

Mintz was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Short Subject. His first nomination was in 1935 for Holiday Land, and he was nominated again in 1938 for The Little Match Girl.

For an entire decade, Charles Mintz produced Krazy Kat, Scrappy, and Color Rhapsody animated film shorts through Columbia Pictures. Mintz's production manager became the studio head but was shortly replaced by Mintz's brother-in-law, George Winkler. Columbia then decided to "clean house" by ousting the bulk of the staff (including Winkler) and hiring creative cartoonist Frank Tashlin. After Tashlin's short stay came Dave Fleischer, formerly of the Fleischer Studios, and after several of his successors came Ray Katz and Henry Binder from Warner Bros. Cartoons (previously Leon Schlesinger Productions). Animators, directors, and writers at the series included people such as Art Davis, Sid Marcus, Manny Gould, Bob Wickersham, and during its latter period, Bob Clampett.

Like most studios, the Screen Gems studio had several established characters on their roster. These included Flippity and Flop, Willoughby's Magic Hat, and Tito and His Burrito. However, the most successful characters the studio had been The Fox and the Crow, a comic duo of a refined Fox and a street-wise Crow.

Screen Gems was, in an attempt to keep costs low, the last American animation studio to stop producing black and white cartoons. The final black-and-white Screen Gems shorts appeared in 1946, over three years after the second-longest holdouts (Famous Studios and Leon Schlesinger Productions). During that same year, the studio shut its doors for good, though their animation output continued to be distributed until 1949.[8] It later merged with the television version of Screen Gems (Previously Pioneer Telefilms).

The Screen Gems cartoons were only moderately successful in comparison to those of Walt Disney Animation Studios, Warner Bros. Cartoons, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. The studio's purpose was assumed by an outside producer, United Productions of America (UPA), whose cartoons, including Gerald McBoing-Boing and the Mr. Magoo series, were major critical and commercial successes. Following UPA, a deal with Hanna Barbera was made in 1957, which lasted until 1967.

In 1999, Columbia TriStar International Television produced Totally Tooned In- a syndicated TV package showcasing Columbia's classic cartoon library. With the aid of animation historian Jerry Beck, Columbia restored and remastered the majority of the color Screen Gems cartoons (as well as all the UPA cartoons) from their original 35mm elements. The show aired in several international markets before making its American television debut on Antenna TV on January 8, 2011. They would later be aired on Toon In With Me on the MeTV Network in November 2021.[9] Despite these restoration efforts, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has no current plans to release these shorts on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Theatrical short film series

Television subsidiary: 1948–1974

Early years (1948–1954)

Screen Gems Television
IndustryTelevision production
Television syndication
PredecessorPioneer Telefilms (1947–1948)
FoundedNovember 1948; 74 years ago (1948-11)
FounderRalph Cohn
DefunctMay 6, 1974; 48 years ago (1974-05-06)
FateRenamed as Columbia Pictures Television
SuccessorsColumbia Pictures Television
Columbia TriStar Television
Sony Pictures Television
Library: NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
(pre-1948 Universal Pictures library only)
Area served
ParentColumbia Pictures

Ralph Cohn, the son of Columbia co-founder Jack Cohn and nephew of Columbia's head Harry Cohn, founded Pioneer Telefilms, a television commercial company in 1947. Ralph later wrote a 50-page memo arguing that Columbia should be the first major film studio to move into television. Although Harry wasn't convinced by the suggestion, Columbia invested $50,000 acquiring Pioneer and reorganized it as Screen Gems.[11] The studio started its new business in New York on April 15, 1949.[12]

By 1951, Screen Gems became a full-fledged television studio by producing and syndicating several popular shows (see below). Within a few months, Ralph Cohn had sold a half-hour dramatic anthology concept to the Ford Motor Company which became Ford Theatre, which was one of the first times a major Hollywood movie studio had produced content for television. They also produced seven episodes of the first season of Cavalcade of America.[13][14]

The name "Screen Gems," at the time, was used to hide the fact that the film studio was entering television production and distribution. Many film studios saw television as a threat to their business, thus it was expected that they would shun the medium. However, Columbia was one of a few studios who branched out to television under a pseudonym to conceal the true ownership of the television arm. That is until 1955, when Columbia decided to use the woman from its logo under the Screen Gems banner, officially billing itself as a part of "the Hollywood studios of Columbia Pictures", as spoken in announcements at the end of some Screen Gems series.

By 1952, the studio had produced a series of about 100 film-record coordinated releases for television under the brand "TV Disk Jockey Toons" in which the films "synchronize perfectly with the records".[15]

Rising success (1954–1968)

In 1954, the studio started producing Father Knows Best on CBS and The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin on ABC, which became their biggest successes at the time.[11]

On July 1, 1956, studio veteran Irving Briskin stepped down as stage manager of Columbia Pictures and formed his own production company Briskin Productions, Inc. to release series through Screen Gems and supervise all of its productions.[16] On December 10, 1956, Screen Gems expanded into television syndication by acquiring Hygo Television Films (a.k.a. Serials Inc.) and its affiliated company United Television Films, Inc. Hygo Television Films was founded in 1951 by Jerome Hyams, who also acquired United Television Films in 1955 that was founded by Archie Mayers.[17]

During that year, the studio began syndicating Columbia Pictures's theatrical film library to television, including the series of two-reel short subjects starring The Three Stooges in 1957. Earlier on August 2, 1957, they also acquired syndication rights to "Shock Theater", a package of Universal Pictures horror films (later shifted to MCA TV), which was enormously successful in reviving that genre.[18]

From 1958 to 1974, under President John H. Mitchell and Vice President of Production Harry Ackerman, Screen Gems delivered TV shows and sitcoms: Dennis the Menace, The Donna Reed Show, Hazel, Here Come the Brides, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gidget, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Flying Nun, The Monkees, and The Partridge Family.

It was also the original distributor for Hanna-Barbera Productions, an animation studio founded by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera after leaving Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and was also the distributor of the Soupy Sales show. The company also entered a co-production deal with Canada's CTV Television Network and produced several shows, many of which were filmed or taped in Toronto for distribution to Canadian stations (Showdown, The Pierre Berton Show).[citation needed] The company even expanded as far as Australia, opening Screen Gems Australia to produce shows for that country's networks, including The Graham Kennedy Show for the Nine Network.[19]

In the late 1950s, Screen Gems also entered into ownership and operation of television stations. Stations owned by Screen Gems over the years included KCPX (Salt Lake City; now KTVX, owned by Nexstar Media Group), WVUE-DT (New Orleans; now owned by Gray Television), WAPA-TV (San Juan; now owned by the Hemisphere Media Group), WNJU (Linden, NJ; now Telemundo/NBCUniversal O&O), and several radio stations as well, including 50,000-watt clear channel WWVA (Wheeling, WV; now owned by iHeartMedia). As a result, in funding its acquisitions, 18% of Screen Gems' shares was spun off from Columbia and it became a publicly-traded company on the NYSE until 1968.

In 1963, William Dozier, who was one of the top Screen Gems employees, and senior vice president of production left to start out Greenway Productions, with a non-exclusive agreement with the studio for joint distribution of its TV productions.[20] Even though none of Greenway's shows went to SG, Greenway immediately struck out a deal with rival television producer 20th Century-Fox Television in 1964.[21]

From 1964 to 1969, former child star Jackie Cooper was Vice President of Program Development. He was responsible for packaging series (such as Bewitched) and other projects and selling them to the networks.

For the 1965–66 season, Screen Gems announced that they would sign three big creative programmers to develop new series, which was announced in June 1964. Among them was writer Sidney Sheldon, director Hy Averback, and writer David Swift.[22]

In 1965, Columbia Pictures acquired a fifty per cent interest in the New York-based commercial production company EUE, which was incorporated into Screen Gems and renamed EUE/Screen Gems. The studios were sold in 1982 to longtime Columbia Pictures Executive, George Cooney, shortly after Columbia Pictures was sold to The Coca-Cola Company.

Later years (1968–1974)

On December 23, 1968, Screen Gems merged with its parent company Columbia Pictures Corporation and became part of the newly formed Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. for $24.5 million.[23]

In the following year, former ABC vice president of programming Leonard Goldberg joined Screen Gems, displacing Jackie Cooper as vice president of program development.[24] Although he failed to receive the same level of success as what Cooper did, Goldberg's packaging of shows all tanked after one season, with the exception of The Partridge Family, and abruptly left after three years, although the most notable of Goldberg's tenure at Screen Gems was the 1971 television movie Brian's Song. He then subsequently partnered with Aaron Spelling to co-venture his own production company.[25]

In 1971, Douglas S. Cramer, former executive VP in charge of production at Paramount Television set up a SG-affiliated production company The Douglas S. Cramer Company to produce projects for feature films and TV projects via Columbia Pictures.[26] In 1972, David Gerber, after he left 20th Century Fox Television, set up a SG-affiliated production company to produce their own projects. The most notable of which they produced is Police Story, an NBC police crime drama.[25] In 1973, Allan Blye and Chris Bearde via Blye-Bearde Productions signed an independent production agreement with Screen Gems to develop their own projects.[27] Also that year, Harry Ackerman, who was vice president of production left the studio to start his own production company to be affiliated with Paramount Television.[28]

On May 6, 1974, Screen Gems was renamed to Columbia Pictures Television as suggested by then-studio president David Gerber, who succeeded Art Frankel as his studio president.[29] The final notable production from this incarnation of Screen Gems before the name change was the 1974 miniseries QB VII. Columbia was, technically, the last major studio to enter television by name.

Changes in corporate ownership of Columbia came in 1982, when Coca-Cola bought the company, although continuing to trade under the CPT name. In the mid-1980s, Coca-Cola reorganized its television holdings to create Coca-Cola Television, merging CPT with the television unit of Embassy Communications as Columbia/Embassy Television, although both companies continued to use separate identities until January 4, 1988, when it and Tri-Star Television were reunited under the CPT name.[30] Columbia also ran Colex Enterprises, a joint venture with LBS Communications to distribute most of the Screen Gems library, which ended in 1986.[31]

On December 21, 1987, Coca-Cola spun off its entertainment holdings and sold it to Tri-Star Pictures, Inc. for $3.1 billion. It was renamed to Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc., also creating Columbia/Tri-Star by merging Columbia and Tri-Star. Both studios continued to produce and distribute films under their separate names.[32] In 1989, Sony Corporation of Japan purchased Columbia Pictures Entertainment. On August 7, 1991, Columbia Pictures Entertainment was renamed as Sony Pictures as a film production-distribution subsidiary and subsequently combined CPT with a revived TriStar Television in 1994 to form Columbia TriStar Television. The name "Screen Gems" was also utilized for a syndicated hour-long program for classic television called Screen Gems Network that first aired in 1999 and ran until 2002.[33]

The television division is presently known as Sony Pictures Television.

Selected TV shows

Television programs produced and/or syndicated by Screen Gems (most shows produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions are now owned and distributed by Turner Entertainment, then Warner Bros. Television Distribution, except for Jeannie and Partridge Family 2200 A.D.) (see below):

Hanna-Barbera Productions

Note: (*)= Currently owned by Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. Discovery

Motion Pictures

Note: (*) = Currently owned by Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. Discovery
Motion picture adaptations of television programs produced and/or syndicated by Screen Gems, distributed by Columbia Pictures:

Briskin Productions

Specialty feature film studio, 1998–present

Screen Gems, Inc.
PredecessorTriumph Films
FoundedDecember 8, 1998; 24 years ago (1998-12-08)[37]
Headquarters10202 West Washington Boulevard, ,
Area served
Key people
Steve Bersch (President)
Scott Strauss (EVP - Film Division)
OwnerSony Group Corporation
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment
SubsidiariesScream Gems

On December 8, 1998, Screen Gems was resurrected as a fourth speciality film-producing arm of Sony's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. It was created after Triumph Films closed.[37] Screen Gems produces and releases "films that fall between the wide-release films traditionally developed and distributed by Columbia Pictures and those released by Sony Pictures Classics".[38] Many of its releases are of the horror,[2] thriller, action, drama, comedy and urban genres, making the unit similar to Dimension Films (part of Lantern Entertainment), Hollywood Pictures (part of The Walt Disney Company), and Rogue Pictures (when it was formally owned by Relativity Media and before that, Universal Studios).

The highest-grossing Screen Gems film, as of March 2017, is Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, which grossed a total of $312,242,626 worldwide so far.

Screen Gems films


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
June 4, 1999 Limbo co-production with Green/Renzi Productions $10 million $2,160,710
July 9, 1999 Arlington Road U.S. distribution only, co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Arlington Road Productions Corp, Tom Gorai Productions and Marc Samuelson Productions $21.5 million $41,067,311
April 5, 2000 Black and White co-production with Palm Pictures $12 million $5,277,299
April 28, 2000 Timecode co-production with Red Mullet Productions $4 million $1,431,406
September 29, 2000 Girlfight $1 million $1,666,028
January 19, 2001 Snatch co-production with Columbia Pictures and SKA Films $10 million $83,557,872
March 23, 2001 The Brothers co-production with Bro-Boyz Productions, Inc. $6 million $27,958,191
April 27, 2001 The Forsaken $15 million $7,288,451
August 24, 2001 Ghosts of Mars co-production with Storm King Productions $28 million $14,010,832
September 7, 2001 Two Can Play That Game $13 million $22,391,450
January 25, 2002 The Mothman Prophecies co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $32 million $54,639,865
February 1, 2002 Slackers co-production with Original Film and Alliance Atlantis $14 million $6,413,915
March 15, 2002 Resident Evil co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, New Legacy Film, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $33 million $102,441,078
October 11, 2002 Swept Away co-production with CODI SpA and SKA Films $10 million $598,645
October 18, 2002 The 51st State U.S. distribution only, co-production with Alliance Atlantis and Momentum Pictures $27 million $14,439,698
November 15, 2002 Half Past Dead co-production with Franchise Pictures $25 million $19,233,280
August 22, 2003 The Medallion home video distribution only $41 million $34,268,701
September 19, 2003 Underworld co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $22 million $95,708,457
October 31, 2003 In the Cut co-production with Pathé and Laurie Parker Productions $12 million $23,726,793
January 22, 2004 D.E.B.S. co-production with Destination Films, Samuel Goldwyn Films, and Anonymous Content $3.5 million $97,446
January 30, 2004 You Got Served $8 million $48,631,561
May 14, 2004 Breakin' All the Rules $10 million $12,544,254
August 27, 2004 Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid also with Columbia Pictures and Middle Fork Productions $25 million $70,992,898
September 10, 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $45 million $129,394,835
February 4, 2005 Boogeyman co-production with Ghost House Pictures and Senator International $20 million $67,192,859
March 25, 2005 Steamboy European distribution only; co-production with Sunrise, Toho and Triumph Films $20 million $18,900,000
August 26, 2005 The Cave co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Cinerenta $30 million $33,296,457
September 9, 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment, Firm Films and Mist Entertainment $19 million $140,238,064
October 7, 2005 The Gospel co-production with Rainforest Films $3.5 million $15,778,152
January 6, 2006 Hostel co-production with Lionsgate Films $4.8 million $80.6 million
January 20, 2006 Underworld: Evolution co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $50 million $111,340,801
February 3, 2006 When a Stranger Calls co-production with Davis Entertainment $15 million $66,966,987
March 3, 2006 Ultraviolet co-production with Ultravi Productions $30 million $31,070,211
September 8, 2006 The Covenant co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sandstorm Films $20 million $37,597,471
January 12, 2007 Stomp the Yard co-production with Rainforest Films $13 million $75,511,123
February 2, 2007 The Messengers also with Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures $16 million $54,957,265
April 20, 2007 Vacancy co-production with Hal Lieberman Company $19 million $35,300,645
June 8, 2007 Hostel: Part II also with Lionsgate Films $10.2 million $35,619,521
September 21, 2007 Resident Evil: Extinction co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $45 million $147,717,833
November 21, 2007 This Christmas co-production with Rainforest Films $13 million $50,778,121
January 11, 2008 First Sunday co-production with Cube Vision, The Story Company and Firm Films $38,608,838
January 25, 2008 Untraceable co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment $35 million $52,431,162
April 11, 2008 Prom Night co-production with Original Film, Newmarket Films and Alliance Films $20 million $57,197,876
April 18, 2008 88 Minutes international distribution only $30 million $32,593,385
September 19, 2008 Lakeview Terrace co-production with Overbrook Entertainment $20 million $44,653,637
October 10, 2008 Quarantine co-production with Vertigo Entertainment, Filmax and Andale Pictures $12 million $41,319,906
January 23, 2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films $35 million $91,327,197
February 20, 2009 Fired Up co-production with Moving Pictures, Gross Entertainment and Weinstock Productions $20 million $18,598,852
April 24, 2009 Obsessed co-production with Rainforest Films $20 million $73,830,340
October 16, 2009 The Stepfather co-production with Granada Productions $20 million $31,178,915
December 4, 2009 Armored $20 million $20,900,733


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
January 22, 2010 Legion co-production with Bold Films $26 million $67,918,658
February 5, 2010 Dear John co-production with Relativity Media and Temple Hill Entertainment $25 million $112,157,433
April 16, 2010 Death at a Funeral co-production with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment $21 million $49,050,886
August 27, 2010 Takers co-production with Rainforest Films $32 million $70,587,268
September 10, 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $60 million $300,228,084
September 17, 2010 Easy A co-production with Olive Bridge Entertainment $8 million $74,952,305
November 24, 2010 Burlesque co-production with De Line Pictures $55 million $90,000,000
December 22, 2010 Country Strong co-production with Maguire Pictures $15 million $20,529,194
February 4, 2011 The Roommate co-production with Vertigo Entertainment $16 million $40,424,438
May 13, 2011 Priest co-production with Tokyopop and DMG Entertainment $60 million $78,309,131
July 22, 2011 Friends with Benefits co-production with Castle Rock Entertainment, Zucker Productions and Olive Bridge Entertainment; first film to use the 2011 logo $35 million $149,542,245
July 29, 2011 Attack the Block U.S. distribution only; co-production with Stage 6 Films, StudioCanal, UK Film Council, Big Talk Productions and Film4 Productions $13 million $5,824,175
September 16, 2011 Straw Dogs co-production with Battleplan Productions $25 million $10,324,441
January 20, 2012 Underworld: Awakening co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films $70 million $130,856,741
February 10, 2012 The Vow co-production with Spyglass Entertainment $30 million $196,114,570
April 20, 2012 Think Like a Man co-production with Rainforest Films $12 million $96,070,507
September 14, 2012 Resident Evil: Retribution co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Impact Pictures $65 million $240,159,255
August 21, 2013 The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones U.S. distribution only; produced by Constantin Film and Unique Features $60 million $75,965,567
September 20, 2013 Battle of the Year co-production with Contrafilm $20 million $14,185,460
October 18, 2013 Carrie Theatrical distribution through Sony Pictures Releasing, co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Misher Films $30 million $82,394,288
February 14, 2014 About Last Night co-production with Rainforest Films and Olive Bridge Entertainment $13 million $49,002,684
June 20, 2014 Think Like a Man Too co-production with Will Packer Productions $24 million $70,181,428
July 2, 2014 Deliver Us from Evil co-production with Jerry Bruckheimer Films $30 million $87,937,815
September 12, 2014 No Good Deed co-production with Will Packer Productions $13 million $54,323,210
January 16, 2015 The Wedding Ringer co-production with Miramax, LStar Capital, and Will Packer Productions $23 million $79,799,880
September 11, 2015 The Perfect Guy $12 million $60,185,587
February 5, 2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies U.S. distribution only, co-production with Cross Creek Pictures, Sierra Pictures, MadRiver Pictures, Darko Entertainment and Handsomecharlie Films $28 million $16,374,328
August 26, 2016 Don't Breathe co-production with Stage 6 Films, Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe $9.9 million $89,985,571
September 9, 2016 When the Bough Breaks co-production with Unique Features $10 million $30,658,387
January 6, 2017 Underworld: Blood Wars co-production with Lakeshore Entertainment and Sketch Films $35 million $81,093,313
January 27, 2017 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter co-production with Constantin Film, Davis Films, Impact Pictures and Capcom $40 million $312,242,626
October 31, 2017 Keep Watching co-production with Voltage Pictures $5 million $94,178
January 12, 2018 Proud Mary co-production with Paul Schiff Productions $14–30 million $21.8 million
August 10, 2018 Slender Man co-production with Mythology Entertainment, Madhouse Entertainment, and It Is No Dream Entertainment $10–28 million $51.7 million
August 24, 2018 Searching co-production with Stage 6 Films and Bazelevs Company $880,000 $75.5 million
November 30, 2018 The Possession of Hannah Grace co-production with Broken Road Productions, Spinel Entertainment and Mist Entertainment $6–7.7 million $43 million
May 3, 2019 The Intruder co-production with Hidden Empire Film Group and Primary Wave Entertainment $5–8 million $36.5 million
May 24, 2019 Brightburn co-production with Stage 6 Films, The H Collective and Troll Court Entertainment; last film to use the 1999 logo $6–12 million $32.4 million
October 25, 2019 Black and Blue co-production with Royal Viking Entertainment and Hidden Empire Film Group $12 million $21.6 million


Release date Title Notes Budget Gross
January 3, 2020 The Grudge co-production with Stage 6 Films and Ghost House Pictures $10 million $49.5 million
December 18, 2020 Monster Hunter co-production with Constantin Film, Tencent Pictures, Toho and AB2 Digital Pictures $60 million $42.1 million
April 2, 2021 The Unholy co-production with Ghost House Pictures $10 million $30.8 million
August 13, 2021 Don't Breathe 2 co-production with Stage 6 Films, Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe $15 million $53.7 million
November 24, 2021 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City co-production with Constantin Film, Capcom, Davis Films and Tea Shop Productions $25 million $41.9 million
March 14, 2022 Blink Short film; co-production with Ground Control[39]
August 26, 2022 The Invitation co-production with Mid Atlantic Films, Emile Gladstone Productions and TSG Entertainment II $10 million $33.7 million
January 20, 2023 Missing co-production with Stage 6 Films and Bazelevs Company

Upcoming releases

Release Date Title Notes Director Budget
April 7, 2023 The Pope's Exorcist Julius Avery
May 12, 2023 Love Again[40] co-production with Thunder Road Films Jim Strouse
July 7, 2023 Insidious: Fear the Dark co-production with Stage 6 Films, Blumhouse Productions, Nervous Tick and Atomic Monster Productions Patrick Wilson

Undated films

Release Date Title Notes Director Budget
TBA Border Patrol[41] co-production with Atomic Monster Johannes Roberts
TBA Cosmetic[42] co-production with Atomic Monster R.H. Norman, Micheline Pitt
TBA Delilah[43] co-production with Ground Control Entertainment Alexis Ostrander
TBA Horrorscope[44] co-production with Alloy Entertainment and Ground Control Anna Halberg, Spenser Cohen
TBA Island of the Dolls[45] co-production with Crypt TV TBA
TBA Just Dance[46] co-production with Ubisoft Film & Television and Olive Bridge Entertainment TBA
TBA Miss Conception[47] co-production with Brownstone Productions Karen Maine
TBA Room 428[48] co-production with Crooked Highway The Pierce Brothers
TBA Sabine[49] co-production with 21 Laps Entertainment TBA
TBA Summertime[50] co-production with Westbrook Studios and Davis Entertainment Peter Saji
TBA True Haunting[51] Gary Fleder
TBA Two and Only[52] co-production with Sad Unicorn TBA
TBA Untitled comedy[53] co-production with Broken Road Productions Tim Story
TBA Urban Legend[54][55] co-production with Phoenix Pictures Colin Minihan


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