Annapurna Pictures

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Annapurna Pictures
Type Private
Industry Motion picture
Founded 2011
Founders Megan Ellison
Headquarters California, United States
Products Film production
Film distribution

Annapurna Pictures is a film production and distribution company founded by Megan Ellison in 2011. The name Annapurna originates from a Hindu Goddess by the same name, who epitomizes benevolent abundance of nourishment. The feeding mother also has her name on a section of the Himalayas in Nepal.[1] The company's goal is to "produce sophisticated high-quality films that might otherwise be deemed risky by contemporary Hollywood studios".[2] Annapurna also invests in production/financing/sales entity Panorama Media,[3] later renamed Annapurna International.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Director Other notes
2012 Lawless John Hillcoat US release via The Weinstein Company and Canadian release via Alliance Films.
2012 The Master Paul Thomas Anderson US release via The Weinstein Company and Canadian release via Entertainment One.
2012 Killing Them Softly Andrew Dominik US release via The Weinstein Company and Canadian release via Entertainment One.
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow co-production with Columbia Pictures (USA) and Universal Studios (International). Canadian release via Entertainment One.
2013 Spring Breakers Harmony Korine US release via A24 Films and Canadian release via VVS Films.
2013 The Grandmaster Wong Kar Wai US release via The Weinstein Company and Canadian release via Entertainment One.
2013 Her Spike Jonze co-production with Warner Bros. Pictures (USA), Entertainment Film Distributors, Sony Pictures Classics and Panorama Media (Worldwide)
2013 American Hustle David O. Russell co-production with Columbia Pictures (USA), Atlas Entertainment, Entertainment Film Distributors and Panorama Media (Worldwide). Canadian release via Entertainment One.
2014 Foxcatcher Bennett Miller co-production with Sony Pictures Classics and Entertainment One (UK and Canada).
2015 The Revenant Alejandro González Iñárritu co-production with New Regency Pictures.
2016 Sausage Party Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan co-production with Columbia Pictures and Point Grey Pictures
Announced [5]
TBC
That's What I'm Talking About Richard Linklater co-production with Paramount Pictures[6]

Reception[edit]

Many of the films produced by the company have received widespread critical acclaim. In 2013 alone, Her and American Hustle had a combined fifteen Academy Award nominations. In the box office things have been mixed. While some films such as The Master have failed to gross their budget, films such as Zero Dark Thirty and American Hustle have grossed more than $100 million, the latter grossing more than a quarter of a billion worldwide.[7]

Year Film Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes Box Office (USD)
2012 Lawless 58 67% 53,700,000
2012 The Master 86 85% 28,300,000
2012 Killing Them Softly 64 75% 37,500,000
2012 Zero Dark Thirty 95 93% 138,700,000
2013 Spring Breakers 63 65% 31,700,000
2013 The Grandmaster 72 75% 64,000,000
2013 Her 90 94% 34,800,000
2013 American Hustle 90 93% 250,600,000
2014 Foxcatcher 91 91%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cieply, Michael; Barns, Brooks (28 August 2011). "Silicon Valley Scion Tackles Hollywood". NYT. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "About". Annapurna Pictures. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (26 April 2012). "Megan Ellison To Back New Shingle Panorama Media, Launching At Cannes". Deadline.com. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (24 September 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Sell Sony on Raunchy Animated Film 'Sausage Party'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Patches, Matt (September 30, 2014). "Megan Ellison's Annapurna to produce Richard Linklater's 'Dazed' spiritual Sequel, 'That's What I'm Talking About's". Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "American Hustle". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 

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