Film Proceeds: 2009’s “The Final Destination”

Collect producer participation income from the highest-grossing film in the Final Destination horror franchise.


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Top Bid: theodoros z

Historic royalty income is no indication of future royalty income. Future royalty income is dependent upon future sales and licensing revenue generated by the sound recordings or compositions associated with this listing.

Starting Price: $235,000
Bidding Increment: $2,100
Closing Price: $268,600
End Date: Feb 22, 2021, 3:00 PM MST
Dollar Age: 11.24 Years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $42,966
Investment Term:

83 Years (See Note Below)


Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. 

Rights Included:

Film Proceeds

Interests Included:

Producer (World)

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt): December 31, 2021
Distribution Frequency:


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This is an exciting and unique investment opportunity that doesn’t come around often. Up for bid is a share of the net proceeds from the most successful film in one of the highest-grossing horror franchises — 2009’s The Final Destination (also known as Final Destination 4). 


Buying this asset allows you to collect a share of the producer’s participation in the net proceeds from the film's distribution. This includes income generated from broadcasts such as free or pay TV, streaming services, and video on demand (as well as any future theatrical re-releases). It also includes payments for copyright royalties around the brand.  A share of the net proceeds is then paid to the winning bidder once per year. 

Over the last six years, these producer proceeds have totaled just over $229,000. The last three years’ earnings average $51,000/year. 

Note: The participation income is dependent upon the film’s proceeds exceeding its costs and expenses, as calculated by the distributor of the film.


Released in 2009, The Final Destination is a 3D supernatural horror film written and directed by David R. Ellis. It is the fourth installment in the Final Destination film franchise and stars Bobby Campo, Shantel VanSanten, and Mykelti Williamson. It is the first film in the series to be shot in HD 3D, and is currently the highest-grossing Final Destination movie, earning $186+ million worldwide.


A portion of the producer’s share of all profit participation income attributable to the motion picture "The Final Destination" (2009), currently distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. on behalf of New Line Cinema.

Key Drivers

Film Proceeds. Films and television shows, just like songs, are creative works that are protected by copyright. As such, the owners of film copyrights are entitled to the proceeds from the licensing of the copyright. In film and television, the copyright owners are typically the producers. A film’s proceeds come from theatrical ticket sales, home video, television and streaming service licensing, merchandise, soundtracks, less expenses.

Matching Right

Warner Brothers Entertainment holds a matching right on any sale of this income stream. The studio will have the opportunity to match the winning bid after this auction closes. If you are the winning bidder, Warner Brothers must first decline its matching right before you will be able to complete your purchase. For more information on how the matching right works, please email: 


The copyright for the film "The Final Destination" is valid for 95 years from the film's original release date, which was 2009. Thus, the investment term for this royalty stream is 83 years (or until 2104).

About the Royalty Distributor

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (commonly known as Warner Bros.) is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment company. The company is known for its film studio division, the Warner Bros. Pictures Group, which includes Warner Bros. PicturesNew Line Cinema, the Warner Animation GroupCastle Rock Entertainment, and DC Films

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