In what is becoming a year of record speed to box office mile-markers for many of the majors, Disney has crossed $3B worldwide. The studio actually hit $3B earlier this week on June 30, significantly outpacing last year’s record which was set on August 5. The total worldwide box office as of today is $3.086B
The June 30 milestone came five days after Disney crossed $1B domestic — that one achieved in a record 174 days on June 25, beating the 188-day previous record set on July 8, 2012.
This is the 6th consecutive year Disney has reached $3B global and the 9th time ever for the studio. Box office for Disney has been notably led in 2015 by Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Cinderella and Inside Out.
Those films breakdown thusly: Ultron – $1,383.5M ($454.2M domestic, $929.3M intl.); Cinderella – $540M ($200M domestic, $340M intl.); Inside Out – $363.46M ($246.16M domestic, $117.3M intl.). Ultron notably added $6.5M in its Japanese bow this frame — a two-day score that bested the start of 2012’s Avengers by 60% in the market. Inside Out for its part, had an estimated $18.6M frame.
Still to come, Disney unleashes Marvel’s Ant-Man into the world beginning July 14 and still has Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens among key releases over the next several months. The lauded Inside Out is currently playing in only 45% of the international marketplace, meaning it has many more hearts and minds to conquer.
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