Propped up by a high performing set of super heroes and supported by a roster of smaller successes, the Walt Disney Studios yesterday surprassed the $7 billion mark in the global box office. This marks second time in history that any studio has surpassed the $7 billion mark, after Disney’s own industry-record 2016 global gross of $7.6 billion.
Marvel’s Studios $2 billion hit Avengers: Infinity War is the No. 1 film of the year globally and internationally and the No. 2 film of the year domestically, while Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is the No. 1 film of the year domestically and No. 2 globally with $1.35 billion worldwide, including $700 million in the US/Canada. Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is the biggest animated film in domestic history with $608.6 million and the No. 2 animated film of all time with $1.24 billion.
Other top titles from The Walt Disney Studios’ in 2018 are Ant-Man and The Wasp, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Christopher Robin, as well as the new Walt Disney Animation Studios release Ralph Breaks the Internet, which recently marked its third consecutive week at No. 1 in the US and has earned nearly $260 million globally to date.
Additional box office fun facts:
- The Studios’ estimated international box office gross through December 9 is an estimated $4.069 billion, marking our second biggest year and the third biggest in industry history.
- With Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns set to open on December 19, the Studios’ domestic box office through December 9 is an estimated $2.948 billion, approaching the $3 billion industry record set by Disney in 2016.
- To date, four of the top eight worldwide releases of the year are from The Walt Disney Studios, including the top two global and top three domestic releases.