|Industry:||Movie Production, Theme Park|
|Net Worth/Valuation:||$7 billion|
|Latest Reported Revenue:||$714 million|
|Public/Private Company:||Public, traded under CMCSA (Comcast)|
|Number of Employees:||30,000+|
|Notable Shareholders:||Comcast Corp, NBCUniversal|
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Net Worth of Universal Studios
Universal Studios/Pictures valuation and net worth is estimated to be roughly $7 billion.
It is one of Hollywood’s Big Six studios, and its net worth reflects that. In terms of domestic movies market share, they are second right behind Disney. Universal holds between 10-20% of the domestic movie market share, with Disney leading at slightly more than 30% of market share.
Universal was actually the top movie studio of the year in 2015, but they have since lost that spot to Disney since 2016, and it’s easy to see why. Their MCU Universe has raked in tons of revenue, and they were able to make great money off of Star Wars.
Additionally, they’ve had some good Pixar films and have been remaking their classics, one of which was The Lion King. No wonder Universal lost their spot. Still, they are a great movie studio in their own right, and may make a comeback now that Disney is in a transitioning phase with their Marvel franchise.
Universal Studios Earnings
Universal Studios has made over 300 movies and has done over $40 billion in box office sales around the world. In the year 2021, Universal Studios Hollywood alone did about $4.2 billion.
If we’re looking at Universal’s box office revenue from the US and Canada, we get the following:
- 2021: $714 million
- 2020: $487 million
- 2019: $1.3 billion
- 2018: $1.7 billion
- 2017: $1.5 billion
- 2016: $1.4 billion
- 2015: $2.4 billion
Keep in mind this is only from box office sales. Clearly you can see that their sales have taken a great hit since Covid-19 but may recover in the following years. We’ll see if they do.
Parent Company of Universal Studios
Universal Studios is owned by NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment, which is in turn owned by Comcast.
About the Founders of Universal Studios
Universal Studios was founded in 1912 and is the oldest active film studio in the US. Its founders include:
- Adam Kessel
- Carl Laemmle
- Charles Baumann
- David Horsley
- Jules Brulatour
- Mark Dintenfass
- Pat Powers
- Robert Cochrane
- William Swanson
Universal Studio’s Most Popular Productions
Universal Studios is a major American film studio that has produced many popular movies and TV shows over the years. Some of the most popular productions from Universal Studios include:
Jaws (1975) – A classic thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg about a giant man-eating shark terrorizing a beach town.
Jurassic Park (1993) – Another Spielberg film, based on the novel by Michael Crichton, about a theme park filled with genetically engineered dinosaurs that break loose and terrorize the visitors.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – A heartwarming science fiction film directed by Spielberg about a young boy who befriends a stranded alien and helps him find his way home.
The Fast and the Furious franchise (2001-present) – A series of action films about street racing, heists, and espionage that has become one of the highest-grossing movie franchises of all time.
Despicable Me franchise (2010-present) – A series of animated comedy films about a supervillain named Gru who adopts three orphan girls and becomes a reluctant hero.
Back to the Future (1985) – A classic time travel adventure film directed by Robert Zemeckis, about a high school student who accidentally travels back in time and disrupts his parents’ meeting, jeopardizing his own existence.
Harry Potter franchise (2001-2011) – A series of fantasy films based on the bestselling novels by J.K. Rowling, about a young wizard named Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
The Bourne franchise (2002-2016) – A series of spy thriller films based on the novels by Robert Ludlum, about a former CIA agent named Jason Bourne who must uncover his own past and evade his former employers.
Dracula (1931) – A classic horror film directed by Tod Browning, starring Bela Lugosi as the iconic vampire Count Dracula.
Psycho (1960) – A classic horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, about a secretary who embezzles money from her employer and seeks refuge at a remote motel run by a disturbed young man named Norman Bates.
Highest Grossing Universal Movies
“Jurassic World” (2015) – Directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, this science fiction adventure film became a massive hit, grossing over $1.67 billion worldwide.
“Furious 7” (2015) – The seventh installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise directed by James Wan, featuring an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson. The film grossed over $1.51 billion globally.
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018) – The sequel to “Jurassic World,” directed by J.A. Bayona, continued the dinosaur-filled saga. It earned over $1.3 billion worldwide.
“Minions” (2015) – This animated comedy film, a spin-off from the “Despicable Me” franchise, directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, became a box office success, grossing over $1.16 billion globally.
“The Fate of the Furious” (2017) – The eighth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, directed by F. Gary Gray, featuring an ensemble cast including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and Charlize Theron. The film earned over $1.23 billion worldwide.
“Despicable Me 3” (2017) – Another installment in the “Despicable Me” franchise, directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, this animated comedy film grossed over $1.03 billion globally.
How many Universal Studios are there in the world?
There are four Universal Studios theme park locations around the world. These theme parks are known for their immersive entertainment experiences and attractions based on popular Universal film and television franchises.
Universal Studios Hollywood: Located in Universal City, California, USA, this is the original Universal Studios theme park. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at movie-making and has numerous rides and shows based on blockbuster movies.
Universal Orlando Resort: Located in Orlando, Florida, USA, the Universal Orlando Resort includes two theme parks:a. Universal Studios Florida: Similar to the Hollywood park, this park features movie-themed attractions and rides.b. Universal’s Islands of Adventure: This park is known for its thrilling rides and attractions based on popular franchises like Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Marvel Comics, and more.
Universal Studios Japan: Situated in Osaka, Japan, this park offers a mix of movie-themed attractions and uniquely Japanese entertainment experiences.
Universal Studios Singapore: Located on Sentosa Island, Singapore, this park features a diverse range of attractions based on popular movies and TV shows.