Exclusive: Sony Pictures Classics Distribution Advance Report

Sony Pictures

Whether you’re packaging, producing, buying, or selling a film, the SPC Advance Report is the only resource available with minimum guarantee advances across an entire slate of films.

The SPC Advance Report includes advances for 175 films released by Sony Pictures Classics since 2004. The advances total $233M, and range from $12K to $12M in all major genres, and most languages.

In addition to minimum guarantee advances for 175 films, the workbook also includes box office data, release metrics, and performance ratios to help you in your research.

Selected Report Findings

  • Only 10% of SPC films were released on 500 or more screens
  • The 175 films combined for $519M in box office receipts (2014 to 2004)
  • The top 10% of films accounted for $265M (2014 to 2004)
  • The average box office receipts per film was $2.9M

The SPC Advance Report is the only resource that provides independent film professionals with access to comprehensive distribution advances.

The minimum guarantee advances included in the report and workbook are primarily for United States distribution rights. However, nearly a quarter of the advances, cover two or three territories, such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

This invaluable resource provides producers, financiers, sales agents, and distributors vital insights for valuing and pricing specialty content in the theatrical market.


Advances and More Included in the Report