In terms of box office, market share, and staying power, Time Warner Inc.’s (NYSE:TWX) Warner Bros. Entertainment division has no equal in the motion picture industry. The powerhouse racked up over $5 billion in box office receipts around the globe in 2013, much of it on the strength of eight films that broke the $100 million mark in the United States. Here are the eight Warner Bros. movies that pushed the studio over the top in 2013. Films with an asterisk next to sales figures are still playing in U.S. theaters.
1. Pacific Rim ($101.8 million)
Sporting a production budget of $190 million, Pacific Rim had high expectations going into the summer blockbuster season. Though it only earned a fraction of that sum with $102 million in domestic box office, the sci-fi flick by Guillermo Del Toro raked in over $300 million in international sales.