UNIVERSAL PICTURES SURPASSES RECORD FOR STUDIO’S HIGHEST-GROSSING YEAR EVER AT THE NORTH AMERICAN BOX OFFICE
on September 25, 2012
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, September 25, 2012 - Universal Pictures today confirmed it has set a new record for the highest-grossing year at the North American box office in the studio's 100-year history. The studio's North American box office through Monday has reached $1.128 billion, besting the record set in 2008 of $1.127 billion.
The studio still has four films yet to be released in 2012 including the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect, in select theaters on September 28 and in wide release on October 5; the action-thriller The Man With the Iron Fists on November 2; the latest comedy from writer/director Judd Apatow, This Is 40, on December 21; and the motion-picture adaptation of the global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the world, Les Misérables, on December 25.
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