The top movie distributors have had a long staying power since 1995. That year, the top 5 distributors (ranked from first to fifth) were Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Universal, and Paramount. In 2021, the top 5 distributors were Sony Pictures, Walt Disney, Universal, Warner Bros, and United Artists. Not much has changed!
This dataset ranks the top movie distributors throughout 1995-2022 by the cumulative amount they earned at the domestic box office during that time period. Walt Disney, over the past 27 years, holds the top spot with 17% market share during this period.