Sony: Back in 'Spidey's' web

2007 boxoffice: $1.24 billion | Market share: 12.9%

Sony again climbed above the $1 billion mark at the domestic boxoffice. But the studio couldn't equal its market-share-leading 2006 performance, even though "Spider-Man 3" ($336.5 million) was the top-grossing film of 2007, shattering the record for biggest single-day gross ($59.8 million). Sony Entertainment Motion Picture Group chairman Amy Pascal found a couple more $100 million grossers in "Ghost Rider" and "Superbad," and the studio's Screen Gems label delivered admirable returns from such movies as "Stomp the Yard" and "Resident Evil: Extinction."  Meanwhile, the studio's long-standing relationship with Revolution wound to a close. By shepherding 25 movies into release, Sony also had to weather several dry months.

Sony Pictures 2007 boxofficeRelease dateBoxoffice
Stomp the Yard1/12     61.4
Catch and Release1/26     15.3
The Messengers2/2     35.4
Ghost Rider2/16    115.8
Premonition3/16     47.9
Reign Over Me3/23     19.7
Are We Done Yet?4/4     49.6
Perfect Stranger4/13     23.7
Vacancy4/20     19.0
Wind Chill4/27     0.02
Spider-Man 35/4    336.5
Surf's Up6/8     58.9
I Know Who Killed Me7/27      7.2
Daddy Day Camp8/8     13.2
Superbad8/17    121.5
The Brothers Solomon9/7        0.9
Across the Universe9/14     24.3
Resident Evil: Extinction9/21     50.9
Feel the Noise10/5      5.9
We Own the Night10/12     28.6
30 Days of Night10/19     39.6
Saawariya11/9      0.9
This Christmas11/21     48.9
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story12/21     14.2
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep12/25     21.7
Casino Royale11/17/06     12.1
The Holiday12/8/06     11.1
Pursuit of Happyness12/15/06    58.1