Disney Has Biggest Year Ever at Global Box Office With $5.85 Billion

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The studio is home to the four top-grossing films of the year so far — ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Finding Dory‘ and ‘The Jungle Book.’

Pamela McClintock reports: Disney is celebrating yet another milestone at the global box office, fueled by superheroes, talking animals and, of course, the Force.

With two months left to go in 2016, the studio has already posted its biggest year ever worldwide with $5.85 billion through Nov. 1, surpassing its previous record of $5.84 billion in 2015. Better yet, it is virtually assured of setting a new industry record in 2016, besting Universal’s 2015 haul of $6.89 billion.

[Read the full story here, at Hollywood Reporter]

“For the second year in a row, the Walt Disney Studios has reached a new high at the box office thanks to an absolutely stellar collection of releases from Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm,” said Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn in a statement. “This success is a testament to the refined talent and innovative work the entire Studio team puts into making these world-class cinematic experiences.”

Disney boasts no fewer than four of the top-grossing 2016 movies so far (three earned north of $1 billion) — Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion), Zootopia ($1.023 billion), Finding Dory ($1.022 billion) and The Jungle Book ($966 billion).

Revenue for 2016 also includes $736.6 million carryover ticket sales for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was…(read more)

Source: Hollywood Reporter



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