STX Entertainment the American entertainment company and media giant is one of the best media company in Hollywood right now. STX Entertainment creates, directs, produces, finances and distributes films and TV projects.
Founded by Robert Simonds with the concept of a media company that undertakes medium budget projects with a star attached. This conceptualization led to the launch of STX Entertainment in 2014 with a mission to produce, direct, self-distribute and finance star-driven content around the world.
Being one of the most prolific and profitable company, the reputation comes with a huge success in movies. Can Bob Simonds make STX Entertainment be the Next Major Studio in Hollywood?
STX studios have given various hit movies as well as TV productions. Along with Box office success STX has also won many awards and recognition.
Let us look at the top 5 movies by STX that they have delivered.
- Bad moms:
One of the highest grossing movies of 2016, Bad Moms was released on July 19 by STXfilms.
Bad Moms was acclaimed by many critics and grossed over $180 Million worldwide and became the first movie by STX to cross the $100 million mark. STXfilms in 2016 became the fastest film production studio ever to hit $100 million at the domestic box office with the R-rated comedy Bad Moms.
The film Bad Moms won the People’s choice award for favourite comedy movie category, and Kristen Bell was nominated for People’s choice award in the favorite comedic movie actress.
- The Foreigner:
The Foreigner is an action thriller film released in 2017 and directed by Martin Campbell. Based on the 1992 novel The Chinaman by Stephen Leather, The foreigner is written by David Marconi. The British-Chinese co-production stars Jackie Chan and portrays a businessman who seeks revenge for the demise of his daughter.
It grossed $145 million worldwide, and critics praised against the type performance Jackie Chan.
- A Bad Moms Christmas:
A Bad Moms Christmas released on November 1, 2017, is a sequel to the film Bad Moms.
Released by STX films these movies grossed over $130 million worldwide. It is a Christman comedy film and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore.
- Den of Thieves (also released as Criminal Squad in some countries):
Den of Thieves and American heist film written published on January 19, 2018, and grossed $79 million worldwide. Directed and produced by Christian Gudegast it starred Gerard Butler, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and various other stars.
- Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Valerian is English 3D space opera film based on French science fiction comics. The movie was released on 21 July 2017 and grossed $225 million worldwide.
So these top 5 movies give us a clear promise of the potential STX possess of giving more super hit projects in the coming years and would be interesting to look out if Bob Simonds can make STX Entertainment be the Next Major Studio in Hollywood?