Driven by the success of Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Cinderella, and the opening of Disney/Pixar’s latest animated entry Inside Out, The Walt Disney Studios has crossed the $1B mark at the domestic box office in a studio record time of 174 days, beating the 188-day previous record set on July 8, 2012 by two weeks. This marks the 10th consecutive year, and the 19th year overall, that the studio has reached this milestone.
Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron (which has nabbed an estimated $450.4M) will enjoy its reign atop the domestic box office as the No. 1 champ for only a few more days as Jurassic World is right behind it with $436.8M and will overtake it this weekend.
With Inside Out crossing $100M two days ago, the studio currently has three films still playing in the marketplace over that mark. The studio’s Cinderella is expected to cross $200M this weekend and after this weekend will be in the Top Five highest grossers so far this year. We’ve been watching the studio add theaters where they can to reach the $200M mark.
While Tomorrowland has added around $88.8M to the overall box office take, it does nothing to help profitability. In fact, the George Clooney-starring sci-fi picture will end up as a huge write-down for the studio this year.
The studio will next release Marvel’s Ant-Man on July 17th and, according to the studio, it expects to cross international and global speed records in the coming weeks.