In a hugely successful year in which two of its films have surpassed $1 billion worldwide (with a third getting close), Disney has reached $5 billion globally and $3 billion internationally in record time.
Deadline notes that beats the record set last year by Universal Pictures, which hit $5 billion on July 17 on the back of “Jurassic World.”
“Captain America: Civil War,” from Disney-owned Marvel Studios, brought in $1.15 billion worldwide, while “Zootopia” cleared $1.02 billion. “The Jungle Book” came in just shy of a billion at $936 million, while Pixar’s “Finding Dory” is at $643 million and counting. “Dory” has already overtaken “Civil War” at the domestic box office with an estimated $423 million. The animated sequel has yet to debut in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Mexico, and Japan.
With “Doctor Strange,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and a few other major releases coming in the back half of the year, 2016 should be a very nice for the House of Mouse.
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