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.

About Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

Contact:
Kori Bernards
Senior Vice President, Communications
Universal Pictures
818-777-7216
kori.bernards@nbcuni.com

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