Box Office: Why Warner Bros., Not Disney, Is This Summer’s Big Winner [Forbes]

Warner Bros. had a summer hit with Crazy Rich Asians.

Box Office: Why Warner Bros., Not Disney, Is This Summer’s Big Winner [Forbes]

By Scott Mendelson

August 22, 2018 | If we judge a studio’s summer by the amount of new franchises it created, Warner Bros. may be the unofficial winner. Yes, Walt Disney ruled the roost with 42% of the overall market share, even if 22% of that came from just two movies (Avengers: Infinity War and Incredibles 2). And yes, Universal/Comcast Corp. had the year’s biggest “not a superhero” movie with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But Warner Bros. had a comparatively smaller-scale summer slate and ended up with three potential new franchises.

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