New Line Cinema

Founded: 1967

Building on more than four decades of innovation and creativity, New Line Cinema continues its long and successful history of producing critically acclaimed hit films that resonate with both mainstream and niche audiences around the world.

New Line produced the Oscar Award-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which generated a combined worldwide box office of almost $3 billion (and an additional $3 billion in consumer products and home entertainment revenue). The studio is also credited with revitalizing the genre of the R-rated comedy, based on the success of Wedding Crashers in 2005 and, more recently, Horrible Bosses in 2011. New Line is one of the few film companies that still works in the horror genre, being widely known for the iconic A Nightmare on Elm Street and Final Destination franchises.

Throughout its history, New Line has created some of the most successful film franchises in history. Its most popular films include The Mask, the Austin Powers titles, Hairspray, Rush Hour, Elf, Sex and the City and Wedding Crashers.

New Line became a unit of Warner Bros. Entertainment in March 2008. The company maintains separate development, production, marketing, distribution and business affairs operations, but coordinates those functions with Warner Bros. to maximize film performance and operating efficiencies.

Since 2008, the company has seen the most successful period in its history with the releases of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Sex and the City and its sequel, Sex and the City 2; Journey to the Center of the Earth and its sequel, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island; He’s Just Not That Into You, Four Christmases, Valentine’s Day and Horrible Bosses. New Line's upcoming releases include Jack the Giant Slayer, The Conjuring, We're the Millers and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

New Line’s 2014 release slate includes Tammy, Into the Storm, Horrible Bosses 2 and The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, the final film in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy.