After crossing $3B worldwide last week, Disney has now set another benchmark with $2B at the international box office so far in 2015. This is the sixth year in a row for the studio and is the fastest it’s ever made the climb. Last year, the mouse roared to $2B on August 3. The current estimated international total is $2.012B with $3.19B global.
This is the latest in a string of milestones for the Hollywood majors as summer box office blooms. Disney also has over $1B at the domestic box office, which it achieved in record time on June 25.
Films propelling the studio to new heights include Avengers: Age Of Ultron, whose international box office now sits at $933.3M after this frame; Cinderella at $340M; and Inside Out, which jumped to $151.8M this weekend. It added $19.1M in the session, aided by a strong debut in Korea at $5.1M — the biggest Pixar opening of all time in the market.
Next week sees Paul Rudd shrink to fit the Ant-Man costume in Marvel’s latest superhero tale. The movie screened for exhibitors at CineEurope in Barcelona last month to strongly positive reaction and has been garnering critical praise as its July 14 release approaches internationally. Domestic bows July 17.