Sony Pictures Entertainment Shatters All Time Box Office Record

PRNewswire
CULVER CITY, Calif.
Dec 2, 2002

With $2.75 billion in worldwide box office receipts, Sony Pictures Entertainment has broken the all-time industry box office record for worldwide ticket sales in a calendar year, it was announced today by John Calley, Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. This milestone surpasses the existing record of $2.68 billion set by 20th Century Fox in 1998, the year that studio distributed Titanic internationally.

"This is truly a memorable moment in Sony Pictures Entertainment's history," said Calley. "And it would not have been possible without the phenomenal efforts of our extremely talented filmmakers and the dedication of our production, marketing and distribution teams worldwide."

"We are immensely proud of this achievement," said Jeff Blake, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment. "Not only have our films been enthusiastically embraced in this country, but the slate was equally successful overseas as well. This is a true milestone for the studio and we still have high profile films like Adaptation and Maid in Manhattan to come before 2002 draws to a close."

Sony Pictures' 2003 slate includes Bad Boys 2, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence; Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu; S.W.A.T., starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell; Big Fish, starring Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor; an untitled film from director Nancy Meyers starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves; National Security, starring Martin Lawrence; and Revolution Studios' Anger Management, starring Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler; Tears of the Sun, starring Bruce Willis; Hollywood Homicide, starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett; and Daddy Day Care, starring Eddie Murphy.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a division of Sony Corporation of America (SCA), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com/ .

For further information, please contact Steve Elzer, Senior Vice President, Media Relations of Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, +1-310-244-7142, steve_elzer@spe.sony.com .

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SOURCE: Sony Pictures Entertainment

CONTACT: Steve Elzer, Senior Vice President, Media Relations of Columbia
TriStar Motion Picture Group, +1-310-244-7142, steve_elzer@spe.sony.com

Web site: http://www.sonypictures.com/


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