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Batman, Mortal Kombat help boost Warner Bros. sales, profits

Commercial success of Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X helps boost Warner Bros. quarterly revenue by 15 percent.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

August 5, 2015

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Time Warner said today that the commercial success of Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X helped boost revenue in its Warner Bros. division for the fiscal quarter ended June 30.

"In the quarter, Warner Bros.’ games business shined, with the releases of Batman: Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X helping make it the top video game publisher for the first half of the year," commented Time Warner chairman and CEO, Jeff Bewkes.

The Warner Bros. division, which houses the Time Warner's games wing, reported a revenue increase of $428 million, pushing overall revenues for the division up to $3.3 billion. Games weren't the only factor in the revenue boost Warner Bros.--TV licensing revenues related to The Big Bang Theory and video on demand licensing of Seinfeld also contributed to the rise.


Operating income for Warner Bros. was $344 million for the quarter, up 46 percent year-on-year.


While bosses are clearly pleased with a solid quarter, they might be wondering what might've been had they not been forced to suspend sales of Arkham Knight on PC following a disastrous launch. 

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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