Posted by flameboy298 (1905 posts) 9 months, 25 days ago

Poll: Is it fair to say Warner Bros(DC) has made more money over the years than Disney (Marvel) (37 votes)

No.... 41%
Yes.. 14%
I honestly doubt it. 30%
Maybe 16%

I mean Warner has made a ton from

The Dark knight franchise

Lord of The Rings

Hobbit

Batman Arkham series

Harry Potter

not to mention comic book sales

#1 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (6166 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe

#2 Edited by deaditegonzo (3686 posts) - - Show Bio

DC has made less than Marvel, if directly compared. Now, WB as a whole vs Disney? Thats tough. Disney has hands in almost all forms of entertainment, and now they own two of the worlds biggest franchises, not to mention the worlds most popular animation studio. I think Disney has probably made more.

#3 Posted by tupiaz (2183 posts) - - Show Bio

Comic book sales has been pretty steady between the two lately the huge sales DC got in the begging has ben at a more reasonable level. However DC sales are still higher than before the reboot. Avengers is as far as I know the movie that has made most money in the history. In general Marvels movies has sold more than DC also been more. The there is Disney that in it self earns billions of money. Then both companies owns several TV networks and a lot of other products it is pretty hard to give any numbers on really.

#4 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17408 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

./thread.

#5 Posted by Tyrus (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

What exactly do you mean? If you're only including Marvel Studios films compared to Warner Bros altogether, it's kinda unfair. If you mean Marvel and Disney films compared to Warner Bros films, that's also unfair...

#6 Edited by flashrobin (168 posts) - - Show Bio

@tyrus said:

What exactly do you mean? If you're only including Marvel Studios films compared to Warner Bros altogether, it's kinda unfair. If you mean Marvel and Disney films compared to Warner Bros films, that's also unfair...

He's saying Warner bros vs Disney

DC vs Marvel...

#7 Edited by Emequious_Swerve (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

These companies make more a lot more movies than the ones you listed, you know.

#8 Edited by The Stegman (24324 posts) - - Show Bio

I think in terms of company net worth overall, Disney has a much larger income, but if you mean just entertainment, WB (and Time Warner, which owns them) controls a larger market share than Disney

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#9 Posted by RetconCrisis (3838 posts) - - Show Bio

WB also made Pacific Rim... and we all know how well that did.

#10 Edited by HumanRocket (8078 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney is the one that's truly evil so they make more money.

#11 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

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42 billion?! Is this why I feel so bad every time I buy a marvel comic?

#12 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17408 posts) - - Show Bio

@spinningbirdcake said:

@fallschirmjager said:

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

./thread.

42 billion?! Is this why I feel so bad every time I buy a marvel comic?

You realize how big Disney is right? Marvel studios is only a fraction of their income.

#13 Posted by Night Thrasher (3687 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager said:

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

./thread.

42 billion?! Is this why I feel so bad every time I buy a marvel comic?

Not to mention ABC, ESPN, Disney World/Land, LucasFilm, etc...Disney >>>>>>> Warner Bros. in terms of financials. Disney is on par with Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, Merck, etc in terms of financially.

#14 Posted by spinningbirdcake (1430 posts) - - Show Bio

@spinningbirdcake said:

@fallschirmjager said:

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

./thread.

42 billion?! Is this why I feel so bad every time I buy a marvel comic?

Not to mention ABC, ESPN, Disney World/Land, LucasFilm, etc...Disney >>>>>>> Warner Bros. in terms of financials. Disney is on par with Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, Merck, etc in terms of financially.

I knew they were bigger than WB. I didn't realize they were 42 billion big.

#15 Posted by cameron83 (7290 posts) - - Show Bio

I highly doubt it. I mean,in terms of Disney??? Nope.

#16 Edited by cameron83 (7290 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager said:

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

./thread.

42 billion?! Is this why I feel so bad every time I buy a marvel comic?

This.

I don't even like Disney.

#17 Posted by RustyRoy (12667 posts) - - Show Bio

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

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When anyone actually means Warner its TimeWarner, whose revenue in 2012 was 29 bils, which was down from 2011 against Disney's rise in revenue from 2011.

In terms of movies only WB is the biggest studio in Hollywood, constantly coming at top 3 for the last 2 decades most of the time. Disney gets the edge because of its highly profitable Theme parks which WB has none.

#18 Posted by Night Thrasher (3687 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of assets, or total value of the company:

Disney = 74,000,000,000 (approx.)

TimeWarner = 50,000,000,000 (approx)

meaning that Disney is approx 33% bigger than TimeWarner

#19 Posted by RustyRoy (12667 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of assets, or total value of the company:

Disney = 74,000,000,000 (approx.)

TimeWarner = 50,000,000,000 (approx) 68 Bils (approx.)

meaning that Disney is approx 33% bigger than TimeWarner

#20 Posted by Night Thrasher (3687 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: I think the money from broadcasting and the movie studios dwarfs the money the parks make. ESPN paid $15.2B, for Monday Night Football over 10 years. I don't think they're dropping that kinda cash on 1 game a week if it doesn't pull in MAJOR advertising dough.

#21 Posted by RustyRoy (12667 posts) - - Show Bio

@night_thrasher: Yeah the Networking is a big factor but its the Theme parks that makes the difference, Warner can compete them in broadcasting and movies, but its the theme parks that Warner doesn't have an answer for, if you cancel out the theme park revenues then both of them are almost equal in terms of annual revenues, with Warner actually ahead of Disney in movies and games. Disney has this one thing that Warner doesn't and that is what always makes the difference.

#22 Posted by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

Over the years, WB has probably made more money if you include inflation. WB has been a legit film studio since the beginning of Hollywood. Disney has only been legit for only 25-30 years (they were even on the brink of bankruptcy in the mid-80's), before that, they only made animated movies.

If we include Time Warner, then certainly yes. Time Warner has been a huge media company for decades, with WB network and studios, CBS, the Turner networks, CNN, Time Magazine, etc. That's why DC has always been more financially stable than Marvel who has had bad finiancial problems before the Disney acquisition.

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

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WB is owned by Time Warner - 2012 revenue 28 billion

#23 Edited by Night Thrasher (3687 posts) - - Show Bio

@rdclip said:

Over the years, WB has probably made more money if you include inflation. WB has been a legit film studio since the beginning of Hollywood. Disney has only been legit for only 25-30 years (they were even on the brink of bankruptcy in the mid-80's), before that, they only made animated movies.

If we include Time Warner, then certainly yes. Time Warner has been a huge media company for decades, with WB network and studios, CBS, the Turner networks, CNN, Time Magazine, etc. That's why DC has always been more financially stable than Marvel who has had bad finiancial problems before the Disney acquisition.

@fallschirmjager said:

Disney's reported revenue in 2012 was 42 billion

WB was 12 billion.

./thread.

WB is owned by Time Warner - 2012 revenue 28 billion

CBS is owned by National Amusments which is a private corp. They do however own the Turner Networks and Time Magazine. However, Time Magazine isn't very profitable. Most of the print magazines and newspapers are losing money and the ones that do make money aren't bringing in big bucks.

#24 Posted by RDClip (1129 posts) - - Show Bio

@night_thrasher: My mistake about CBS.

However, print used to be a huge industry. And since the thread title included 'over the years', I included that in Warner's favour.

Apparently Time Warner owns HBO, too.

#25 Posted by Tyrus (1100 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not really reading these comments, but all I can see as I'm scrolling down the page are numbers - numbers = math.

Please don't use math here.

#26 Posted by XxEdward_KenwayXx (510 posts) - - Show Bio

in terms of comic book movies, DC/Warner. bros has made 2 or 3 billion dollars more than Marvel/Disney in total

#27 Posted by DeathGorath444 (866 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Edited by RustyRoy (12667 posts) - - Show Bio
#29 Posted by MonsterStomp (17850 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't even get all of this political BS.

#30 Posted by Night Thrasher (3687 posts) - - Show Bio

in terms of comic book movies, DC/Warner. bros has made 2 or 3 billion dollars more than Marvel/Disney in total

What is this based on. Are you saying from every movie ever made by the studios, or is this just since the Disney acquisition? And are these numbers adjusted for inflation?