1492 Pictures

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1492 Pictures
Film production
Industryfilm industry Edit this on Wikidata
Founded1994
FounderChris Columbus
Mark Radcliffe
Michael Barnathan
HeadquartersUnited States

1492 Pictures is an American film production company founded by Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan in 1994.[1] The name is a play on Columbus's more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus, and his 1492 landing in the Americas.[2]

In addition to various Columbus films, 1492 Pictures has produced movies by other directors including Brian Levant (Jingle All the Way), Henry Selick (Monkeybone), Alfonso Cuarón (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), Joe Roth (Christmas with the Kranks), Tim Story (the Fantastic Four films), and Shawn Levy (the Night at the Museum series).

History[edit]

In 1994, Chris Columbus, who successfully directed the first two Home Alone films, and Mrs. Doubtfire, signed a three-year deal with 20th Century Fox, thus eventually led to the creation of a company called 1492 Pictures. Its first feature was Nine Months.[3] The deal was eventually extended in 1997.[4]

In 2009, it signed a deal with Korean company CJ Entertainment for three years, to produce its feature films.[5]

In February 2011, the company bought the rights to the South Korean comedy film Hello Ghost starring Cha Tae-hyun and is scheduled to remake it.[6]

In August 2011, the production company released an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel The Help.[7][8]

In 2012, it signed a deal with ro*co productions to adapt documentary films into scripted feature films.[9]

In 2018, it signed a deal with Netflix to produce feature films for its streaming service.[10]

Films[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross (worldwide)
1995 Nine Months Chris Columbus 20th Century Fox first film N/A $138.5 million
1996 Jingle All the Way Brian Levant $75 million $129.8 million
1998 Stepmom Chris Columbus Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures $50 million $159.7 million
1999 Bicentennial Man Buena Vista Pictures co-production with Columbia Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Laurence Mark Productions and Radiant Productions $100 million $87.4 million

2000s[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2001 Monkeybone Henry Selick 20th Century Fox $75 million $7.6 million
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Chris Columbus Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Heyday Films $125 million $978.1 million
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets $100 million $879.5 million
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Alfonso Cuaron $130 million $796.1 million
Christmas with the Kranks Joe Roth Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios $60 million $96.6 million
2005 Fantastic Four Tim Story 20th Century Fox co-production with Constantin Film and Marvel Enterprises, Inc. $100 million $333.5 million
Rent Chris Columbus Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios and Tribeca Productions $40 million $31.6 million
2006 Night at the Museum Shawn Levy 20th Century Fox co-production with 21 Laps Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners and Dune Entertainment $110 million $574.5 million
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Tim Story co-production with Marvel Studios, Constantin Film, Ingenious Film Partners and Dune Entertainment $130 million $301.9 million
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Shawn Levy co-production with 21 Laps Entertainment, Ingenious Film Partners and Dune Entertainment $150 million $413.1 million
I Love You, Beth Cooper Chris Columbus co-production with The Bridge Studios, Ingenious Film Partners and Fox Atomic $18 million $16.4 million

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes Budget Gross
2010 Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Chris Columbus 20th Century Fox co-production with Sunswept Entertainment and Dune Entertainment $95 million $226.4 million
2011 The Help Tate Taylor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures co-production with Touchstone Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, Imagenation Abu Dhabi and Harbinger Pictures $25 million $216.6 million
2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Thor Freudenthal 20th Century Fox co-production with Sunswept Entertainment and TSG Entertainment $90 million $200.9 million
2014 Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Shawn Levy co-production with 21 Laps Entertainment and TSG Entertainment $127 million $363.2 million
2015 Pixels Chris Columbus Sony Pictures Releasing co-production with Columbia Pictures, Happy Madison Productions, LStar Capital and China Film Group $88–129 million $244.9 million
It Had to Be You Sasha Gordon Samuel Goldwyn Films co-production with Vandewater Media $18 million $7,162
2016 The Young Messiah[11] Cyrus Nowrasteh Focus Features co-production with Hyde Park International, CJ Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment $18.5 million $7.3 million
2017 I Kill Giants Anders Walter RLJE Films co-production with Ocean Blue Entertainment, XYZ Films, uMedia, Man of Action Studios, Parallel Films and Adonais Productions N/A $342,558

Upcoming[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
TBA Five Nights at Freddy's Chris Columbus Unknown co-production with Blumhouse Productions

Direct-to-video/streaming[edit]

2010s[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2018 The Christmas Chronicles Clay Kaytis Netflix co-production with Wonder Worldwide

2020s[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2018 Scoob! Tony Cervone Warner Bros. Pictures co-production with Warner Animation Group, and Reel FX

Upcoming[edit]

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2020 The Christmas Chronicles 2 Chris Columbus Netflix co-production with Wonder Worldwide

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NETFLIX INKS FIRST LOOK FEATURE FILM DEAL WITH CHRIS COLUMBUS'S 1492 PICTURES" (Press release). Netflix Media Center. December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Jami Philbirck, "IAR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chris Columbus talks 'The Help'", Iamrogue.com, August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "Fox signs deal with Columbus". UPI. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  4. ^ Petrikin, Chris (1997-04-08). "Fox, ho! Columbus keeps anchor at 20th". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  5. ^ Fleming, Michael (2009-11-09). "Columbus sails with CJ". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  6. ^ "Is Hollywood Ready for Korean Comedies?". Chosun Ilbo. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
  7. ^ Peter Debruge, "The Help," Variety, August 8, 2011.
  8. ^ Gregg Goldstein, "A little 'Help' among friends," Variety, August 6, 2011.
  9. ^ Sneider, Jeff (2012-01-21). "1492, ro*co to partner on pics". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (2018-12-05). "Netflix Signs First-Look Deal With Chris Columbus' Production Company". Variety. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  11. ^ "The Young Messiah Film Set for March 2016 Release". CBN.com (beta).

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