On the heels of the biggest opening ever for any original movie (set this past weekend by Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out with $90.4 million domestically), The Walt Disney Studios has crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office in studio record time! It took just 174 days to pass the billion mark, beating the 188-day previous record set on July 8, 2012 by two full weeks. This is the 10th consecutive year (and the 19th year overall) that the studio has surpassed this threshold.
Disney’s 2015 domestic box office has been driven by Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cinderella, Tomorrowland, and most recently Inside Out. The studio will next release Marvel’s Ant-Man on July 17.
“From reimagined classics to massive superhero adventures to original emotional stories, all of our brands have delivered top-notch storytelling this year,” said Dave Hollis, Executive Vice President of Theatrical Exhibition Sales and Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re pleased that audiences across the country have embraced our films, and are seeing them the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen.”
Disney is expected to achieve new international and global speed records in the coming weeks and, this August 14-16, will host their D23 Expo once again in Anaheim, California. ComingSoon.net will be reporting from the event, so check back for coverage!