Rentrak Reports Year-End 2012 Figures For Domestic & International Box Office

Rentrak Reports Year-End 2012 Figures For Domestic & International Box Office

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12, 2013

RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising,
television and entertainment industries, today announced year-end box office
figures from the movie industry's box office measurement service, Box Office
Essentials and International Box Office Essentials.

"America's favorite pastime is still heading to the movies to watch the
thrilling content that was available throughout 2012," said Ron Giambra,
President of Theatrical Worldwide at Rentrak. "Not only was box office revenue
up, but theater attendance also increased this year."

Domestic receipts were up 5.88% from $10.2 billion in 2011 to $10.8 billion in
2012. International sales grew by 3% to $23.1 billion compared to $22.4
billion the previous year. Strong movie titles brought in theater-goers
increasing attendance by 2.5% compared to last year.

The top-12 titles for 2012 based on consumer spending were:

     Marvel's The Avengers
1                                    $892,341,976  $623,357,910 $1,515,699,886
     (Disney NYSE: DIS)
     The Dark Knight Rises
2                                    $631,000,000  $448,139,099 $1,079,139,099
     (Warner Bros. NYSE: TWX)
3                                    $726,541,877  $291,529,570 $1,018,071,447
     (Sony NYSE:SNE)
     Ice Age: Continental Drift
4                                    $717,772,707  $161,168,962 $878,941,669
     (Fox NASDAQ: NWS)
     Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,
5    Part 2                          $532,500,000  $287,756,286 $820,256,286
     (Summit Entertainment)
     The Amazing Spider-Man
6                                    $492,788,331  $262,030,663 $754,818,994
     (Sony NYSE: SNE)
     The Hobbit: An Unexpected
7    Journey                         $504,200,000  $246,289,507 $750,489,507
     (Warner Bros. NYSE: TWX)
     Madagascar 3: Europe's Most
8    Wanted                          $526,957,000  $216,391,482 $743,348,482
     (Paramount NYSE: VIA and VIA.B)
     The Hunger Games
9                                    $278,500,000  $408,010,692 $686,510,692
     (Lionsgate NYSE: LGF)
     Men In Black 3
10                                   $445,800,981  $179,020,854 $624,821,835
     (Sony NYSE: SNE)
11                                   $301,019,128  $237,269,198 $538,288,326
     (Disney NYSE: DIS)
12                                   $285,044,221  $218,815,487 $503,859,708
     (Universal NYSE: GE)

The top studios of 2012 were:

RANK DOMESTIC                       MARKET SHARE
1    Sony (NYSE: SNE)               16.50%
2    Warner Bros. (NYSE: TWX)       15.39%
3    Disney (NYSE: DIS)             14.36%
4    Universal (NYSE: GE)           12.48%
5    Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF)          11.52%
6    20th Century Fox (NASDAQ: NWS) 10.44%

Rentrak's Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials are
the theatrical industry's source for comprehensive global box office
intelligence and are used by every studio in the United States as well as many
distribution entities around the world. Boasting a global footprint of the
worldwide theatrical market, Rentrak is able to provide its clients with
real-time box office intelligence, streamlined through one unique system,
which allows users to view real time online reports from anywhere around the

About Rentrak Corporation:
Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT) is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier
provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring
actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. Using our proprietary
intelligence and technology, combined with advanced demographics, only Rentrak
is the census currency for VOD and Movies. Rentrak provides the stable and
robust audience measurement services that movie, television and advertising
professionals across the globe have come to rely on to better deliver their
business goals and more precisely target advertising across numerous platforms
including box office, multiscreen television and home video. For more
information on Rentrak, please visit



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