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WWE Studios, Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Motion pictures
Founded 2002
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, USA
Key people

Mike Pavone (Executive Vice President)

Vince McMahon
Parent World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE Studios is a Los Angeles-based subsidiary of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., created in 2002 as WWE Films to develop and produce feature film properties.[1]

History[]

To date, it has co-produced four films as well as independently produced six more (with another five announced for future production) with The Marine being the first developed solely by the company to reach the filming stage, while the first one to be theatrically released is See No Evil. Stone Cold Steve Austin is signed to star in three movies for WWE Studios.[2] Before the formation of WWE Films the WWF had produced the 1989 film No Holds Barred featuring Hulk Hogan.

In 2006, WWE Films chose to further expand the variety of projects that it intends to pursue by also focusing made-for-television films and direct-to-video movies as well as other media platforms. WWE Films was renamed WWE Studios on July 21, 2008 to further represent the expansion of the WWE subsidiary.

Due to the TV-PG rating by the WWE, all movies are subsequently switched from rated R to PG-13 in order to target a younger audience.[3]

Filmography[]

As co-producers
  • The Scorpion King (2002) - starring The Rock
  • The Rundown (2003) - starring The Rock
  • Walking Tall (2004) - starring The Rock
  • Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009, Direct-to-DVD) - starring Mr. Kennedy[4]
As sole producers
  • The Mania of WrestleMania (2004) - A documentary film following the WWE roster through WrestleMania XIX
  • See No Evil (2006) - starring Kane
  • The Marine (2006) - starring John Cena and Robert Patrick
  • The Condemned (2007) - starring Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vinnie Jones
  • 12 Rounds (2009) - starring John Cena
  • The Marine 2 (2009, Direct-to-DVD) - starring Ted DiBiase, Jr.
  • Legendary (2010) - starring John Cena and Danny Glover[5]
  • Knucklehead (2010) - starring The Big Show[5][6]
  • That's What I Am (2011) - starring Randy Orton and Ed Harris[7]
  • Inside Out (2011) - starring Triple H[8]
  • The Chaperone (2011) - starring Triple H[9]
  • Bending the Rules (2011) - starring Edge [10]
  • Blood Brothers (2012) - starring John Cena[11]
  • Death Comes to us (2012) - starring The Undertaker
  • The Celtic Warrior (2012)TBC - starring King Sheamus

Box office performance[]

Film Release date Box office revenue Box office ranking Reference
Domestic Foreign Worldwide United States
See No Evil May 19, 2006 $15,032,800 $3,388,168 $18,420,968 #6 [12]
The Marine October 13, 2006 $18,844,784 $3,320,824 $22,165,608 #6 [13]
The Condemned April 27, 2007 $7,371,706 $1,263,477 $8,635,183 #9 [14]
12 Rounds March 27, 2009 $12,234,694 $22,498,325 $34,733,019 #7 [15]
Legendary September 10, 2010 $200,393 - - #38 [16]
Knucklehead October 22, 2010 NA - -

Rental performance[]

Film Release Date Video Distributor Rental Gross Reference
See No Evil November 28, 2006 Lions Gate Entertainment $16.49 million [17]
The Marine January 30, 2007 20th Century Fox $30.53 million [18]
The Condemned September 18, 2007 Lions Gate Entertainment $22.30 million [19]
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia January 6, 2009 20th Century Fox $4.37 million

References[]

External links[]

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