Disney sets box office record ahead of Moana and Rogue Oneâ€™s release
With two months still left in the year, The Walt Disney Studios has posted its biggest year ever at the global box office with $5.85 billion through Nov. 1, surpassing the Studiosâ€™ previous calendar-year record of $5,843.8M set in 2015.
â€śFor 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,â€ť said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. â€śThis success is a testament to the refined talent and innovative work the entire Studio team puts into making these world-class cinematic experiences.â€ť
Disney has set several new industry records this year, becoming the fastest studio to hit $2B domestic (July 16), $3B international (July 6), and $5B global (July 10). 2016 is already Disneyâ€™s best year internationally: The Studio surpassed its 2015 record on Oct. 16 and has earned $3,697.1M through Nov. 1. Domestically, the Studiosâ€™ releases have earned $2,154.3M through Nov. 1, on track to surpass Disneyâ€™s 2015 domestic record of $2,278.6M within the month.
Disneyâ€™s 2016 global record comes on the heels of a powerful $87.7M international opening for Marvelâ€™s Doctor Strange, which is now at $110.1M internationally and which makes its domestic debut November 4. Still to come this year are Walt Disney Animation Studiosâ€™ MoanaÂ on November 23 and Lucasfilmâ€™s Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryÂ on December 16.
Disney holds the industryâ€™s top four global, top three international, and top two domestic releases of 2016, with three films crossing the billion-dollar mark and a fourth over $950M.
- Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios) has earned $1.15B globally ($408.1M domestic, $744.7M international). It is the #1 film of the year internationally and globally and #2 domestically.
- Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios) has earned $1.023B globally ($341.3M domestic, $682.3M international). It is currently the #2 film of the year internationally and globally.
- Finding Dory (Pixar Animation Studios) has earned $1.022B globally ($485.7M domestic, $536.1M international). Still in release, it is the #1 film of the year domestically and the #7 domestic release of all time. It is currently the #3 film of the year globally.
- The Jungle Book (Disney Live Action) has earned $966M globally ($364.0M domestic, $602.3M international). It is the #3 film of the year internationally and the #4 film of the year globally and domestically.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Lucasfilm), which debuted in December 2015, brought in $736.6M of its $2.068B global total in 2016. Its 2016 box office alone would rank it among the top 10 films of the year.
The five films above, representing all five of Disneyâ€™s major film brands, have an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 94% and uniform A CinemaScores from audiences. The upcoming Doctor Strange is also Certified Fresh with a 90% Rotten Tomatoes score.
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