2019 has become a record breaking year for the Walt Disney Company at the box office, as they become the first studio to reach $10 billion at the worldwide box office.
As of now studio box office numbers are at $3.28 billion domestic and $6.717 billion from the international box office. That’s $9.997 billion global through today The record smashes the previous record also held by Disney with $7.6 billion back in 2016.
What makes these numbers for Disney even crazier is that they do not take into account Fox titles. When they are added, the combined global box office for Dis is $11.94 billion ($3.8 billion domestic/$8.14 billion overseas).
Of course this record will continue to grow as Disney still has one more major release up its sleeve on December 20 when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters, and will likely join the billion dollar club.
Meanwhile, Frozen 2 should get to the $1 billion mark globally next weekend. The domestic total is $337.6 million, to make it the seventh highest grossing film of the year after just 17 days of release. Internationally, Frozen 2 is at $582.1 million.
Along with Frozen 2, films contributing to Disney’s massive haul this year have been Avengers: Endgame ( $2.798 billion), The Lion King ($1.656 billion), Captain Marvel ($1.130 billion), Toy Story 4 ($1.074 billion) and Aladdin ($1.051 billion). Not to mention Dumbo ($340 million) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($480 million).
In August, Disney became the first studio to have five movies gross over $1B in a single calendar year. With Frozen 2 nearing the mark and The Rise Of Skywalker likely to hit it as well, that will bring the count to a record seven titles.