Sony: More Hits Than Misses

The studio has dominated the box office with films that play well abroad.

Last Updated: November 23, 2009 @ 9:10 AM

International box office is a big reason for Sony’s big year, but not the only reason: The film churned out some unexpected hits in 2009 (and a few misses, too).

Hits

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Release Date: Jan. 16
Budget:$26 million
Domestic:$146 million
Foreign: $37 million

Angels & Demons
Release Date: May 15
Budget:$150 million
Domestic:$133 million
Foreign: $353 million

The Taking of Pelham
Release Date: June 12
Budget $100 million
Domestic – $65 million
Foreign – $84 million

The Ugly Truth
Release Date: July 24
Budget: $38 million
Domestic:$89 million
Foreign: $107 million

Julie & Julia
Release Date: August 7
Budget: $40 million
Domestic: $94 million
Foreign: $24 million

This Is It
Release Date: October 28
Budget:N/A
Domestic:$68 million
Foreign: $129 million

2012
Release Date: Nov. 13
Budget:$200 million
Domestic:$96.5 million
Foreign: $341 million

Misses
The International  
Release Date: Feb. 13 
Budget:$50 million
Domestic:$25 million
Foreign: $35 million

Year One
Release Date: June 19
Budget: $60 million
Domestic: $43 million
Foreign: $17 million