Disney set the record for the highest-grossing year for a studio ever, and it’s only July.
The company has brought in an industry record $7.67 billion to date at the worldwide box office, it announced on Sunday. That passed the previous record, which was also set by Disney when it made $7.61 billion at the global box office in 2016.
Disney (DIS) has three films that have made more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office in 2019: “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain Marvel” and “Aladdin.” The company could soon have five films that have crossed that threshold with “Toy Story 4” and “The Lion King” making more than $900 million worldwide.
Look What’s Yet To Come
Wow. Just wow. And there’s more to come…
“Disney’s global domination is a reflection of what happens when you have some of the biggest brands in film,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscor, (SCOR) told CNN Business. “Not to mention, the marketing muscle to get that content on the minds of virtually every potential moviegoer around the world on a consistent basis.”
Disney’s record numbers could grow even larger as it heads into the second half of 2019.
The studio has notable films on the slate for the fall and winter including “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” in October, “Frozen 2” in November and the final chapter of the Skywalker saga, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” opening in December.
Amongst the familiar names. Let’s see more mold-breaking fare, too. Tomorrowland is my favorite example of a film that deserved a bit more time and effort on the marketing side. Also, and although it wasn’t a stand-alone, let’s see Tron 3. I am sure everyone has their list, but how about putting some of this box office success into some less-than-tentpole films and animation.
What’s been your favorite film of 2019? Let us know in the comments.
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A graduate of Boston and Northeastern universities, John Bishop, became the beat reporter for BostonBruins.com before the B’s 2006-07 hockey season. While with the Bruins, “Bish” traveled North America and Europe to cover the Black & Gold’s every move via laptop, blog, and smartphone. The co-author of two books, Bygone Boston and Full 60 to History: The Inside Story of the 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins, John covered the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 and the B’s 2011 championship run and banner raising before taking a faculty/communications position at a prep school outside Boston in 2013. He lives with his wife Andrea, and sons Jack, Scott, and Luke, in central Massachusetts.
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