Warner Bros. Pictures Snaps Up Ownership Rights to RatPac Film Library

Warner Bros. Pictures Snaps Up Ownership Rights to RatPac Film Library

Posted by January 2, 2019 Comment

It had been expected that Vine Alternative Investments had a lock on a $290 million dollar bid to acquire the investment rights in the films contained in the RatPac-Dune Entertainment film library. Since that had been more than $40 million over the $250 opening bid for the rights, it was NOT expected that Warner Bros. Pictures would exercise their right to match any winning bid- but that seems to have been been their New Year’s surprise.

While as with most films, there are a number of production companies who own various percentages of the film’s rights, however with banner titles including Wonder Woman, Godzilla, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and more than 70 others, most of which are high-profile, it’s expected that RatPac’s ownership stake would amount to around $70 million per year over the next half-decade before their royalty rates begin to peter down. Future royalties include sources such as Netflix, physical media sales, and network broadcasts.

The library includes licensing rights to the following titles:

300 Rise of an Empire
A Winter’s Tale
American Sniper
Annabelle
Annabelle Creation
Barbershop The Next Cut
Batman v Superman
Black Mass
Blended
C.H.I.P.S.
Central Intelligence
Collateral Beauty
Creed
Dunkirk
Edge of Tomorrow
Entourage
Everything Everything
Fist Fight
Focus
Geostorm
Get Hard
Godzilla
Godzilla
Going in Style
Gravity
Grudge Match
Horrible Bosses 2
Hot Pursuit
How To Be Single
If I Stay
In The Heart of the Sea
Inherent Vice
Into the Storm
It
Jersey Boys
Jupiter Ascending
Justice League
Keanu
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Kong: Skull Island
Lights Out
Live By Night
Mad Max: Fury Road
Magic Mike XXL
Max
Me Before You
Midnight Special
Night Game
Our Brand Is Crisis
Paddington 2
Pan
Ready Player One
Run All Night
San Andreas
Storks
Suicide Squad
Sully
Tammy
The 15:17 to Paris
The Accountant
The Conjuring 2
The Intern
The Judge
The LEGO Batman Movie
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
The Legend of Tarzan
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
The Nice Guys
The War Horse
This Is Where I Leave You
Tomb Raider
Unforgettable
Vacation
War Dogs
Wonder Woman

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(Last Updated January 2, 2019 7:09 pm )

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