Dimension Films

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Dimension Films, LLC
Type Division of The Weinstein Company
Industry Film
Founded 1992
Founder(s) Bob Weinstein
Headquarters New York City, New York
Area served Worldwide
Key people Bob Weinstein
Robert Katz
Products Motion pictures
Owner(s) Miramax Films (1992–2005)
The Walt Disney Studios (1993–2005)
The Weinstein Company (2005-Present)
Employees 200
Parent The Weinstein Company
Website www.weinsteinco.com

Dimension Films is a major American film production and distribution studio formerly owned by The Walt Disney Studios, it is now owned by The Weinstein Company. It was formerly used as Bob Weinstein's label within Miramax Films, to produce and release genre films. The Weinstein Brothers took this label with them when they departed the Disney-owned Miramax in October 2005 and paired it under their company.

All films released by Dimension Films prior to October 1, 2005, remain the property of Miramax Films; half the profits of sequels made to Miramax-era films went to Disney until Miramax was sold to Filmyard Holdings, a joint venture of Colony Capital, Tutor-Saliba Corporation, and Qatar Investment Authority in 2010.[1]

The studio's movie franchises include the later Halloween films, Children of the Corn, Scream, Spy Kids and Scary Movie. Its films are released on DVD and Blu-ray by Beverly Hills–based Anchor Bay Entertainment, due to the 25% purchase of Starz Media, which is Anchor Bay's parent.

As of 1992, the company usually releases horror films, comedy films and action films.

Dimension Films has also have involvement with One Ball Pictures who owns "Funny Or Die" online series, they released their first episode “A Lesson with John McEnroe” with Dimension Films.[2]

History and inception[edit]

The studio was founded by Bob Weinstein to distribute horror films, but was expanded to release other genres. The studio was owned by Miramax Films, but in 1993, Dimension Films became a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios due to their full purchase of Miramax Films.

The studio founded success in the earlier years releasing films such as Scream, The Faculty, Scary Movie, Dracula 2000, Spy Kids, The Others, Scary Movie 3, Bad Santa, Sin City, The Brothers Grimm, and The Amityville Horror.

Bob Weinstein and his brother left Miramax Films to make their own film company taking Dimension Films with them. The studio later founded a new owner The Weinstein Company which later is distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment after The Weinstein Company was owned by Starz, LLC.

Currently, the highest grossing movie in the company is Scary Movie which was released in 2000.

Dimension Films distributes higher budget releases than its parent company.

Primary distributors[edit]

List of films[edit]

1990s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
September 11, 1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth co-production with Paramount Pictures
November 25, 1992 Godzilla vs. Biollante Original distributor of the film in the United States, produced by Toho Studios.
January 29, 1993 Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
July 9, 1993 The Legend
September 3, 1993 Fortress
February 4, 1994 Gunmen
March 18, 1994 Mother's Boys
May 11, 1994 The Crow
January 27, 1995 Highlander: The Final Dimension
April 11, 1995 The Road Killers direct-to-video
September 1, 1995 The Prophecy
September 12, 1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest direct-to-video
September 29, 1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers
December 19, 1995 Men of War direct-to-video
January 19, 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn co-production with A Band Apart and Los Hooligans Productions
March 8, 1996 Hellraiser: Bloodline
July 26, 1996 Supercop
August 16, 1996 Supercop 2
August 30, 1996 Crime Story
August 30, 1996 The Crow: City of Angels
September 17, 1996 The Shooter
October 8, 1996 Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering direct-to-video
November 29, 1996 Adrenalin: Fear the Rush
December 20, 1996 Scream co-production with Woods Entertainment
February 28, 1997 Fist of Legend direct-to-video
July 18, 1997 Operation Condor
August 22, 1997 Mimic
December 12, 1997 Scream 2 co-production with Konrad Pictures
December 16, 1997 Bounty Hunters direct-to-video
1998 Operation Condor 2:The Armour of the Gods
January 20, 1998 The Prophecy II direct-to-video
January 23, 1998 Phantoms
February 20, 1998 Senseless
March 27, 1998 Ride
April 17, 1998 Nightwatch
May 27, 1998 I Got the Hook Up
June 21, 1998 Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror direct-to-video
August 5, 1998 Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
August 14, 1998 Air Bud: Golden Receiver
December 25, 1998 The Faculty co-production with Los Hooligans Productions
March 16, 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money direct-to-video; co-production with A Band Apart and Los Hooligans Productions
April 9, 1999 Twin Dragons
April 23, 1999 Existenz
August 3, 1999 Tale of the Mummy
August 20, 1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
August 25, 1999 In Too Deep
October 19, 1999 Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return direct-to-video

2000s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes
January 18, 2000 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter direct-to-video; co-production with A Band Apart and Los Hooligans Productions
February 4, 2000 Scream 3
February 25, 2000 Reindeer Games
March 14, 2000 The Prophecy 3: The Ascent direct-to-video
June 14, 2000 The Crow: Salvation direct-to-video
June 16, 2000 Boys and Girls
July 7, 2000 Scary Movie co-production with Wayans Bros. Entertainment
July 18, 2000 Crime Story direct-to-video
September 1, 2000 Highlander: Endgame
September 8, 2000 Backstage
October 3, 2000 Hellraiser: Inferno direct-to-video
October 17, 2000 Beowulf direct-to-video
October 20, 2000 The Legend of Drunken Master
December 12, 2000 Air Bud: World Pup direct-to-video
December 22, 2000 Dracula 2000
March 9, 2001 Get Over It
March 30, 2001 Spy Kids co-production with Troublemaker Studios
May 15, 2001 Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball direct-to-video
July 4, 2001 Scary Movie 2 co-production with Wayans Bros. Entertainment
July 17, 2001 Mimic 2 direct-to-video
August 10, 2001 The Others
August 24, 2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
October 9, 2001 Children of the Corn: Revelation direct-to-video
November 30, 2001 Texas Rangers
January 4, 2002 Impostor
March 12, 2002 Mexico City
July 12, 2002 Halloween: Resurrection
August 7, 2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams co-production with Troublemaker Studios
August 13, 2002 The Accidental Spy direct-to-video
October 11, 2002 Below
October 15, 2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker direct-to-video
October 25, 2002 Paid in Full
October 25, 2002 Pokemon 4Ever
November 27, 2002 They co-production with Focus Features
December 6, 2002 Equilibrium
December 17, 2002 For the Cause
January 14, 2003 Tangled direct-to-video
June 7, 2003 Dracula II: Ascension direct-to-video
June 24, 2003 Air Bud: Spikes Back direct-to-video
July 25, 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over co-production with Troublemaker Studios
August 22, 2003 My Boss's Daughter
September 12, 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico co-production with Columbia Pictures and Troublemaker Studios
September 22, 2003 The Hole direct-to-video
October 14, 2003 Mimic: Sentinel direct-to-video
October 24, 2003 Scary Movie 3
November 26, 2003 Bad Santa
March 5, 2004 Starsky & Hutch co-production with Warner Bros.
May 7, 2004 Shade
September 17, 2004 Mr. 3000 co-production with Touchstone Pictures
September 28, 2004 Track Down direct-to-video
December 25, 2004 Darkness
January 15, 2005 The I Inside TV film
February 25, 2005 Cursed co-production with Outerbanks Entertainment
April 1, 2005 Sin City co-production with Troublemaker Studios
April 15, 2005 The Amityville Horror co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
April 26, 2005 The Nameless direct-to-video
May 13, 2005 Mindhunters
June 4, 2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer
June 7, 2005 Hellraiser: Deader direct-to-video
June 7, 2005 The Prophecy: Uprising direct-to-video
June 10, 2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D co-production with Columbia Pictures and Troublemaker Studios
July 12, 2005 Dracula III: Legacy direct-to-video
August 26, 2005 The Brothers Grimm co-production with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Mosaic Media Group
September 6, 2005 Hellraiser: Hellworld direct-to-video
September 6, 2005 The Prophecy: Forsaken direct-to-video
September 16, 2005 Venom co-production with Outerbanks Entertainment
October 18, 2005 Curandero co-production with Rodriguez International Pictures
December 25, 2005 Wolf Creek co-production with Darclight Films
April 14, 2006 Scary Movie 4
May 2, 2006 Ritual direct-to-video
August 11, 2006 Pulse
September 22, 2006 Feast
September 29, 2006 Schools for Scoundrels co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
December 25, 2006 Black Christmas co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
January 30, 2007 The Gathering direct-to-video
April 6, 2007 Grindhouse
April 6, 2007 Death Proof co-production with Troublemaker Studios
June 15, 2007 DOA: Dead or Alive
June 22, 2007 1408 co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
July 27, 2007 Who's Your Caddy? co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; produced by Our Stories Films
August 31, 2007 Halloween co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
November 21, 2007 The Mist co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
March 28, 2008 Superhero Movie co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
April 25, 2008 Rogue
June 6, 2008 The Promotion
August 8, 2008 Hell Ride
August 22, 2008 The Longshots co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
November 7, 2008 Soul Men co-distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
August 28, 2009 Halloween II
October 16, 2009 Janky Promoters
November 25, 2009 The Road

2010s[edit]

Release Date Title Notes Budget Gross
January 8, 2010 Youth in Revolt $18 million $19,623,544
February 9, 2010 Hurricane Season
August 20, 2010 Piranha 3D $24 million $83,188,165
April 15, 2011 Scream 4 co-production with Corvus Corvax and Outerbanks Entertainment $40 million $97,138,686
August 19, 2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World co-production with Troublemaker Studios $27 million $85,564,310
September 2, 2011 Apollo 18 $5 million $25,562,924
June 1, 2012 Piranha 3DD $5 million $8,493,728
February 22, 2013 Dark Skies co-production with Alliance Films and Blumhouse Productions $3.5 million $18,463,741
April 12, 2013 Scary Movie 5 $20 million $78,148,326
May 10, 2013 Aftershock The Weinstein Company goes under their unit "Radius-TWC"
TBA Cell[3] Former Dimension Films president of production and 1408 executive Richard Saperstein is producing Cell through his Genre Company alongside colleagues Brian Witten and Shara Kay
August 22, 2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
December 12, 2014 Paddington
January 2, 2015 Amityville
April 3, 2015 Passengers
August 28, 2015 Regression

Upcoming films[edit]

Title Release Date Notes Budget Gross
Demonic (formerly House of Horror)[4] co-production with First Point Entertainment
How To Defeat Your Own Clone[5]
Angry Little God[6]
Peste[7] TBA U.S. distribution
The Black Marks[8]
Kristy[9]
Wild Oats[10]

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