Walt Disney Studios has always been one of the largest film production companies in the world and have long held the power to make others cower in fear with the mere announcement of a new film bearing their iconic logo. Well now it has been officially confirmed that the mouse house has broken an astonishing $4 billion at the global box office this year for the first time in their history.
What is perhaps more astonishing however, is the fact that Disney have crossed the Billion dollar mark for eight consecutive years now and was the first to make the milestone this year thanks to Marvels mighty IRON MAN 3. This is also the fourth year in a row that Disney has crossed $2 billion at the international Box office which is also an astounding feat. I’m sure Disney executives are hailing their $5 billion dollar purchase of Marvel in 2009 as the greatest decision they have ever made. After all, IRON MAN 3 grossed over 1.2 Billion earlier this year and became not only the fifth highest grossing film of all time but also this years highest grossing film so far. Also, THOR: THE DARK WORLD has crossed $500 million worldwide and outsold its predecessor in a matter of weeks, which shows that last years AVENGERS has worked wonders for the studio.
With FROZEN and SAVING MR BANKS on the way very soon it looks as if there is still more success to come for Mickey and friends at Disney. Earlier this year, Pixar’s MONSTERS UNIVERSITY also grossed $744 million worldwide and became this years fourth highest selling film. Sam Raimi’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, starring James Franco, has also brought in almost $500 Million. With numbers like these Disney will have thankfully long forgotten about their failures JOHN CARTER and THE LONE RANGER, released last year and earlier this summer. With upcoming sequels such as CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, STAR WARS: EPISODE VII and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES on the way, Disney are guaranteed more box office shattering numbers in the years to come.
Source: Coming Soon