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 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.

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). This was followed by a trilogy of films based on The Hobbit, which is currently closing in on the $3 billion mark in global receipts.

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 and its sequel in 2014. New Line is also one of the few film companies still active in the horror genre, being widely known for the iconic A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination and The Conjuring franchises, the first two films of which (The Conjuring and Annabelle) have earned more than $570 million in global box office.

Aside from its franchise hits, New Line’s long list of popular films includes The Mask, the Austin Powers titles, the Final Destination titles, Hairspray, Rush Hour, Elf, Sex and the City and Wedding Crashers.

Since 2008, the company has seen the most successful period in its history with the releases of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, The Conjuring, which had the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for an original horror film, The Notebook, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, He’s Just Not That Into You, Four Christmases, Valentine’s Day, Horrible Bosses and Horrible Bosses 2, We’re the Millers, 17 Again, Annabelle and Tammy.

New Line’s 2015 release slate includes Hot Pursuit, San Andreas, The Gallows and Vacation.