20th Century Fox earned more than $5.5 billion at the global box office in 2014, breaking the previous record for a studio’s worldwide grosses set by Paramount in 2011 by more than $350M.
The studio’s big hitters this year were X-Men: Days Of Future Past ($514 million gross internationally; $233 million domestically; $748 million worldwide) and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes ($500 million internationally, $209 million domestically, $709 million worldwide). They ended up being Fox’s No. 9- and No. 10 highest-grossing pics of all time globally.
Fox reported today that eight pics passed $100 million domestically, as North American box office came in at $1.79 billion — the studio’s best year ever and good for No. 1 among all studios this year: Days Of Future Past, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (both over $200M), Gone Girl, The Mazerunner, Rio 2, The Fault In Our Stars, and DWA’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 and Mr Peabody & Sherman. Thirteen pics crossed $100M overseas.
Internationally, Fox tallied $3.73 billion, shattering the previous industry record by more than $500 million. Fox International took the studio box office crown for the fourth time in the past six years.