With a $50.1M global weekend on Finding Dory as well as added coin from its other holdovers, Disney has pushed past the $5 billion worldwide box office milestone in record time. Last year, the crown belonged to Universal as Jurassic World stomped it to $5B+ on July 17. The Mouse also now has bragging rights to the fastest speed to $3B internationally, getting there on July 6 and just beating Universal’s previous $3B offshore record set on July 8, 2015.
The estimated cumes for The Walt Disney Studios are currently $5.02B global and $3.05B international. Domestic is closing in on $2B with $1.97B as of today. This is the second time the studio has hit $5B worldwide; its first time to the mark was last year on December 20.
Disney’s top 2016 global releases hail from its different stables with Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War leading the charge at $1.15B. He’s followed by Disney Animation’s Zootopia at $1.02B; Disney’s The Jungle Book at $936M; and Pixar’s Finding Dory at $643M to date. Those give the Mouse four of the Top 5 domestic titles this year and four of the Top 6 worldwide.
As of today, Dory has overtaken Civil War to become the biggest film at the 2016 domestic box office with an estimated $423M. The blue tang and her gang also form the 10th Disney release to ever cross $400M in North America out of 24 films in industry history. The Andrew Stanton-helmed sequel is now the No. 2 animated release of all time domestically.
Globally, Dory continues swimming at a furious pace with Korea debuting strongly this weekend and with many majors still to open including Mexico, Japan, the UK, Italy, and Germany. The offshore total is currently $220.2M.
Still on deck for Disney this year are Pete’s Dragon in August, Doctor Strange and Moana in November, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December. Speaking of that franchise, The Force Awakens‘ 2016 global gross is also part of the total $5.02B, at about $737M.
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