Box Office 2012: Sony Crosses $1 Billion in Domestic Ticket Sales
Fueled by summer tentpoles "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Men in Black 3," the studio reaches the milestone in 209 days.
Sony has become the second Hollywood studio of 2012 to hit $1 billion in domestic box office receipts, thanks to a diverse slate of films.
It's the 11th year in a row that Sony has reached the milestone, a notable feat. The studio jumped the $1 billion mark in foreign tickets sales earlier this month, putting it on course for one of its best years ever.
The Amazing Spider-Man is Sony's top earner of 2012, taking in $6.8 million over the weekend for a domestic total of $242.1 million (worldwide, the reboot has now grossed $654.8 million).
Next up is Men in Black 3, which has grossed $175.5 million domestically and nearly $620 million worldwide, the best of any title in the franchise.
Hit comedy 21 Jump Street has earned $138.4 million domestically and $201. 4 million worldwide, followed by The Vow with $125 million domestically and $196.1 million globally. Other top performers: Think Like a Man and Underworld Awakening.
Sony's upocming slate includes Total Recall, Hope Springs, Sparkle, Looper, Hotel Transylvania, James Bond entry Skyfall, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (select international territories) and Kathryn Bigelow's untitled Osama bin Laden film, among others.
Disney was the first studio of 2012 to reach $1 billion domestic sales.