‘San Andreas,’ ‘Mad Max’ Push Warner Bros. Over $1 Billion Mark at Domestic Box Office

Studio becomes only one to cross threshold 15 years in a row

Last Updated: June 26, 2015 @ 2:01 PM

Warner Bros. has crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office, the studio announced Friday.

The studio now becomes the only one to ever reach that benchmark 15 years in a row. It is also the fastest the studio has ever climbed to the billion dollar sum. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution of Warner Bros. Pictures.

The studio surpassed the billion dollar mark on the strength of a range of films, beginning with the carryover of two blockbuster 2014 releases: Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper” (with Village Roadshow Pictures) and Peter Jackson‘s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures).

Warner Bros. also scored major hits with Brad Peyton’s “San Andreas” (with New Line Cinema), starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino; George Miller‘s “Mad Max: Fury Road” (with Village Roadshow Pictures), starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron; and “Get Hard,” starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart.

Next up for Warner Bros. is the July 1 release of “Magic Mike XXL,” starring Channing Tatum, reprising the title role under the direction of Gregory Jacobs.

In making the announcement, Fellman said, “We are all very proud of this record-breaking achievement. With a wide range of exciting films upcoming, we look forward to building on this number over the rest of the year.”