Building on five 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, and business affairs operations, but coordinates those functions with Warner Bros. to maximize film performance and operating efficiencies. New Line Cinema produced the Academy 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 also generated close to $3 billion in global receipts.
The studio is credited with revitalizing the genre of the R-rated comedy with the success of Wedding Crashers in 2005, and has a history of producing groundbreaking comedies such as the Austin Powers titles, the Rush Hour series, Dumb and Dumber, The Wedding Singer, Friday, Horrible Bosses and We’re the Millers. A pioneer in the horror genre, New Line Cinema is widely known for the iconic A Nightmare on Elm Street, Final Destination and Blade franchises. In 2013, New Line Cinema released the global blockbuster The Conjuring which launched a new horror universe that includes the hit Annabelle and the record-breaking The Conjuring 2. The three films have earned almost $900 million globally, making it one of the highest-grossing horror franchises ever.
New Line Cinema’s long list of popular films also includes: The Mask, Seven, The Notebook, Elf, Hairspray, Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2, Journey to the Center of the Earth and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, He’s Just Not That Into You, San Andreas, Creed, Me Before You and Central Intelligence.