Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group

List of Genres:

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Romantic Comedy, Disaster


The Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group was launched in 1998 as the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, as a current division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, owned by Sony. It also has many of Sony Pictures's current motion picture divisions as part of it. Its divisions at that time were Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Triumph Films, Sony Pictures Classics, and Sony Pictures Releasing.

On December 8, 1998, SPE resurrected its former animation and television division Screen Gems as a film division of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group that has served several different purposes for its parent companies over the decades since its incorporation.[2]

In 2002, Columbia TriStar Television was renamed as Sony Pictures Television. The last two remaining companies, with the "Columbia TriStar" brand in its name, were Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, and the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group. Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment became Sony Pictures Home Entertainment in 2004 and Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group became the only subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment that used the "Columbia TriStar" brand name in its name.

Top 10 Grossing Films Produced

Spider-Man 2002 for $404 million

Spider-Man 2 2004 for $374 million

Spider-Man 3 2007 for $337 million

Skyfall 2012 for $304 million

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012for $262 million

Men In Black 1997 for $251 million

Ghostbusters 1984 for $229 million

Hancock 2008 for $228 million

The Da Vinci Code 2006 for $218 million

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 for $205 million

Parent Company

Sony Pictures Entertainment


Columbia Pictures

TriStar Pictures

Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Animation

Screen Gems

TriStar Productions

Sony Pictures


Sony Pictures

Worldwide Acquisitions

Top Grossing in the last decade:

2016 – Ghostbusters $128 million

2015 – Spectre $197 million

2014 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 $203 million

2013 – Grown Ups 2 $134 million

2012 – Skyfall $291 million

2011 – The Smurfs $143 million

2010 – The Karate Kid $177 million

2009 – 2012 $162 million

2008 – Hancock $228 million

2007 – Spider-Man 3 $337 million

2006 – The Da Vinci Code $218 million

2005 – Hitch $179 million

Major executives:

Michael Lynton – Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment

Tom Rothman – Chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group

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