The Walt Disney Studios Posts $7.3B in Global Box Office Domination

Avengers Infinity War

The Walt Disney Studios announced earlier this week that they have posted the second biggest box office year in industry history, behind only Disney’s own 2016 record of $7.6053 billion. Disney remains the only studio to reach the $7 billion mark. Three of Disney’s releases hit the billion-dollar mark globally, including Avengers: Infinity War with $2.05 billion, Black Panther with $1.35 billion and Incredibles 2 with $1.24 billion, while Ant-Man and The Wasp surpassed $620 million.

Here are just a few key factors that played into their box office success:

  • The studio released 10 films in 2018, including the top three industry releases of the year, including Black Panther with $700 million to become the No. 3 film of all time; Avengers: Infinity War with $678.8 million, which ranks as the No. 4 film ever; and Incredibles 2 with $608.6 million to become the No. 1 animated release of all time
  • With Ant-Man and The Wasp and Solo: A Star Wars Story, five of Disney’s 2018 releases have surpassed $200M domestically to date, the sixth consecutive year at least four of the studio’s releases have reached this milestone.
The Lion King live action film coming in 2019

The Lion King live action film coming in 2019

2018 is Disney’s third consecutive year over $6 billion, fourth consecutive year over $5 billion, and sixth consecutive year over $4 billion at the box office. And it shows no signs of slowing down with 2019 shaping up to be (possibly) even bigger, with Captain Marvel, Dumbo, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, The Lion King, Frozen 2, Toy Story 4 and of course to close it all out, Star Wars Episode IX in December.

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Clint Gamache started Thrillgeek back in 2013 to share his love of theme parks, pop culture and other geeky stuff with the world. He can be found on Twitter @iamcgeed