Prior to merging with Fox next quarter in 2019, Walt Disney Studios is celebrating a $7 billion global B.O. win for 2018 YTD. It’s the second time in history any studio has surpassed the $7B mark, after Disney’s own industry-record 2016 global gross of $7.6B.
Broken down, Disney earned an estimated $4.069B overseas through Dec. 9, marking the studio’s second biggest year and the third biggest in industry history.
With Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns set to open on Dec. 19, Disney’s domestic box office through Dec. 9 is an estimated $2.948B, approaching the $3B industry record set by the Burbank, CA lot in 2016. Recently Deadline reported that 2018 is passing the $11 billion mark at the domestic box office at a record clip besting its pace in 2016.
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To date, four of the top eight global releases of the year are from The Walt Disney Studios, including the top two global and top three domestic releases.
Here’s the breakdown:
Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War – $2B ($678.8M domestic, $1.37B international)
— #1 film of the year globally and internationally, #2 domestically
— #4 film of all time domestically and globally
— $257.7M domestic opening and #1 all time.
–The sequel Avengers: Endgame is ripping a page out of Infinity War‘s distribution book and starting summer during the final weekend of April. The trailer dropped on Friday.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – $1.347B ($700M domestic, $647.1M international)
— #1 film of the year domestically, #2 globally
–#3 film of all time domestically, #9 globally
–$242M domestic debut (4-day)
Pixar’s Incredibles 2 – $1.241B ($608.6M domestic, $632.9M international)
–#3 film of the year domestically, #4 film globally
–#1 animated film of all time domestically, #2 animated film globally
–$182.7M domestic debut (#1 animated debut all time)
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp – $622.6M ($216.6M domestic, $406M international)
–#8 film of the year domestically and globally
Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story – $393.2M ($213.8M domestic, $179.4M international)
–While the movie wasn’t a bright moment for their Lucasfilm division with many financiers telling Deadline that the movie lost movie, Solo gets bragging rights of being the #9 film of the year domestically.
–Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks The Internet – $258.9M through Dec. 9 ($141M domestic, $117.9M international, still in release)
–Disney’s Christopher Robin – $197.4M ($99.2M domestic, $98.2M international)
In addition, Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $292.9M of its $1.33B global gross during 2018, while Coco earned $269.2M of its $807M global gross during 2018.
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