Annapurna Pictures

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Annapurna Pictures
Industry Motion picture
Founded April 2011; 5 years ago (2011-04)
Founder Megan Ellison
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States
Owner Megan Ellison[1]
Subsidiaries Annapurna International (formerly called Panorama Media)

Annapurna Pictures is an American motion picture company founded by Megan Ellison in 2011. It specializes in film production and distribution, as well as finance.

Annapurna invests in finance and sales through its subsidiary Annapurna International,[2] formerly called Panorama Media.[3]


Year Film Title Director Metacritic Rotten Tomatoes Gross (USD) Notes
2012 Lawless John Hillcoat 58 67% $53.7 million co-production with The Weinstein Company
The Master Paul Thomas Anderson 86 85% $28.3 million co-production with The Weinstein Company
Killing Them Softly Andrew Dominik 64 75% $37.5 million co-production with The Weinstein Company
Zero Dark Thirty Kathryn Bigelow 95 93% $138.7 million co-production with Columbia Pictures
2013 Spring Breakers Harmony Korine 63 65% $31.7 million co-production with A24
Her Spike Jonze 90 95% $48.8 million co-production with Warner Bros.
American Hustle David O. Russell 90 94% $251.1 million co-production with Columbia Pictures and Atlas Entertainment
2014 Foxcatcher Bennett Miller 90 93% $19 million co-production with Sony Pictures Classics
2015 Joy David O. Russell 56 60% $101.1 million co-production with 20th Century Fox
2016 Wiener-Dog Todd Solondz 65 75% $24,311 co-production with Amazon Studios and Killer Films[4]
Everybody Wants Some!! Richard Linklater 83 87% $3.4 million co-production with Paramount Pictures[5]
Sausage Party Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan N/A co-production with Columbia Pictures, Point Grey Pictures, and Nitrogen Studios[6]
The Bad Batch Ana Lily Amirpour
20th Century Women Mike Mills co-production with A24
2017 Downsizing Alexander Payne co-production with Paramount Pictures
Kikoriki Colin Trevorrow co-production with 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation, and Peterburg Animation Studio
The Haunted Frights Doug Hadders and Adam Rotstein co-production with 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios
Untitled Detroit project Kathryn Bigelow


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 results 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][8]


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