Disney has now posted its biggest year of all time at the global box office with $5.851 billion through November 1. That beats the studio’s own previous record of $5.843 billion, which was for the full 2015 calendar year.
“For the second year in a row, the Walt Disney Studios has reached a new high at the box office thanks to an absolutely stellar collection of releases from Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm,” said Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn in a statement. “This success is a testament to the refined talent and innovative work the entire Studio team puts into making these world-class cinematic experiences.”
Disney released four of the top-grossing 2016 movies so far — Captain America: Civil War ($1.15 billion), Zootopia ($1.023 billion), Finding Dory ($1.022 billion) and The Jungle Book ($966 billion).
And the studio is not done yet. Marvel’s ‘Dr. Strange’ was just released internationally and has already grossed $110.1 million since opening a week ago in select markets. On November 23, Disney Animation’s Moana rolls out in theaters, followed by Lucasfilms’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th.
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