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Walt Disney Studios Had Its Biggest Year Ever This Year At The Box Office

November 2, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee

It’s good to be Disney. Superhero Hype reports that the studio has had its biggest year ever this year, earning $5.85 billion worldwide through November 1. This beats its previous record, which was the $5,843.8 million set last year. It should be noted that there are still two months left and Disney has three huge releases on the way, including Doctor Strange (this Friday), Moana (November 23) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (December 16).

Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said: “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. 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 has set multiple records this year. It was the fastest studio to hit $2 billion domestically on July 16, $3 billion internationally on July 6 and $4 billion worldwide on July 10. It officially passed its 2015 record on October 16 and earned another $3,697.1 million through November 1. Domestically, it earned $2,154.3 million through yesterday and will likely pass its 2015 record of $2,278.6 million by the end of the month.

This comes after Doctor Strange opened to $87.7 million internationally, which is now at $110.1 million. It holds Hollywood’s top four worldwide, top three international and top two domestic releases of 2016, with three films going over a billion and a fourth over $950 million. These include:

Captain America: Civil War – $1.15 billion worldwide ($408.1 million domestic, $744.7 million international). The #1 film of the year international/global and #2 domestic.

Zootopia – $1.023 billion worldwide ($341.3 domestic, $682.3 million international). The #2 film of the year internationally and worldwide.

Finding Dory – $1.022 billion worldwide ($485.7 million domestic, $536.1 million international. #1 film of the year domestically, #7 domestic release of all time, #3 film of the year worldwide.

The Jungle Book – $966 million worldwide ($364 million domestic, $602.3 million international. #3 film of the year internationally and #4 film worldwide and domestically.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $736.6 million (opened in 2015, has a total of $2.068 billion).

All five films also have an average Rotten Tomatoes score of 94% and a CinemaScore of A. Doctor Strange, meanwhile, currently has a 90% on RT.