On Monday, Walt Disney Studios surpassed $7 billion at the worldwide box office for 2018. Making it the studios second time hitting this mark, the first being back in 2016.
The Studios’ estimated international box office gross through December 9 was estimated $4.069 billion, making this Disney’s second biggest year and the third biggest in industry history.
Mary Poppins Returns set to open on December 19, the Studios’ domestic box office through December 9 is an estimated $2.948 billion, approaching the $3 billion industry record set by Disney in 2016.
To date, four of the top eight worldwide releases of the year are from The Walt Disney Studios, including the top two worldwide and top three domestic releases.
Marvel Studios $2 billion hit Avengers: Infinity War is the No. 1 film of the year globally and internationally and the No. 2 film of the year domestically, while Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is the No. 1 film of the year domestically and No. 2 globally with $1.35 billion worldwide, including $700 million in the US/Canada. Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is the biggest animated film in domestic history with $608.6 million and the No. 2 animated film of all time with $1.24 billion.
Other titles from Disney that were a help to Disney in 2018 included A Wrinkle In Time, Ant-Man and The Wasp, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Christopher Robin, The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, as well as the new Walt Disney Animation Studios release Ralph Breaks the Internet, which recently marked its third consecutive week at No. 1 in the US and has earned nearly $260 million worldwide to date.