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Walt Disney Studios to Become First Studio to Top $7 Billion in a Year

December 19, 2016 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Disney had a very, very good year. Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday that they will become the first studio to ever reach $7 billion at the worldwide box office. The company had, as of Sunday, grossed $6.988 billion worldwide with $2.7 billion domestically and $4.287 billion internationally, the latter of which is a record for the studio. The results come from successes at Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm which represents the first time that all five brands have released films in the same calendar year.

“This historic achievement is possible because all of our film studios are bringing their absolute best to the table, telling great stories of all kinds that resonate with audiences across borders, gender, and generations,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “These films work because each one has not only something for everyone, but everything for someone. It’s our honor to be able to create these experiences for audiences, and we’re thankful to them for continuing to come out to the theater with us.”

The studio’s biggest successes this year include five of the top ten films of the year so far and break down as follows:

* Captain America: Civil War (Marvel Studios): $408.1 million domestically and $1.15 billion worldwide
* Finding Dory (Pixar Animation Studios): $486.3 million domestically and $1.028 billion worldwide
* Zootopia (Walt Disney Animation Studios): $341.3 million domestically and $1.024 billion worldwide
* The Jungle Book (Disney): $364 million domestically and $966.6 million worldwide
* Doctor Strange (Marvel Studios): $226.2 million domestically and $652.8 million worldwide (neither run is complete yet)
* Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Lucasfilm): $155.1 million domestically and $290 million worldwide in five days of release