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Silver Pictures is an American film production company founded by Hollywood producer Joel Silver during 1980. The Silver Pictures logo, also called The Chip, is modeled on a block pattern that Frank Lloyd Wright designed for the exteriors of the legendary Storer House in Los Angeles. Silver has been a lifelong aficionado of Frank Lloyd Wright and has worked many of Wright's works within both Silver Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment. All pre-Universal Pictures deal films (starting with Ricochet) are owned and distributed by Warner Bros.
|Founded||June 24, 1980|
|Subsidiaries||Dark Castle Entertainment|
In 2012, Joel Silver and Warner Bros. ended their 25-year production, marketing, and distribution relationship. This is due to Silver growing increasingly upset with how Warner Bros. had been handling the marketing and releasing of the films his company produced. Despite having split, Silver and Warner Bros. co-produced The Nice Guys four years later. That same year, Joel Silver and Universal Pictures struck a 5-year marketing and distribution deal, starting with the Liam Neeson action thriller Non-Stop on February 28, 2014. Universal Pictures will not be a production partner with Silver Pictures, only a distributor.
Three years after Silver finalized Silver Pictures 5-year marketing and distributing deal, the veteran producer connected with Canadian financier Daryl Katz. Founder and Chairman of the Katz Group of Companies, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises, Daryl Katz holds operations in pharmaceuticals, sports and entertainment and real estate. The two can together to create a slate of feature film, digital projects and television. Hal Sadoff, longtime packaging and finance agent, will serve as Chief Executive Officer of Silver Pictures Entertainment. Sadoff left ICM in 2012.
Before Silver's connection with Katz, Silver Pictures required studio backing to develop and fund its films. After the formation of the new partnership, Silver possessed the ability to work on projects both inside and outside the studio system.
|1||The Matrix Reloaded||2003||$281,576,461||Co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment|
|2||Sherlock Holmes||2009||$209,028,679||Co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Wigram Productions|
|3||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||2011||$186,848,418||Co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Wigram Productions|
|4||The Matrix||1999||$171,479,930||Co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and Groucho II Film|
|5||Lethal Weapon 2||1989||$147,253,986|
|6||Lethal Weapon 3||1992||$144,731,527|
|7||The Matrix Revolutions||2003||$139,313,948||Co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures and NPV Entertainment|
|8||Lethal Weapon 4||1998||$130,444,603||Co-produced by Doshudo Productions|
|9||Die Hard 2||1990||$117,540,947||Co-produced by Gordon Company|
|10||The Book of Eli||2010||$94,835,059||Co-produced by Alcon Entertainment|