Disney has absolutely destroyed it’s own record previously set in 2016 ($7.6 billion) by earning over $10 billion in revenue at the worldwide box office this year, not including its earnings through its merger with Fox which would push it to $11.9 billion.
It’s not surprising that Disney had a great year, given how they released a record-setting five films hitting the $1 billion mark. The films making Disney over a billion each include Avengers: Endgame with $2.798, The Lion King with $1.6 billion, Captain Marvel with $1.2 billion, Toy Story 4 with $1.07 billion, and Aladdin with $1.05 billion. Endgame became the highest grossing movie of all time this year by the end of the summer, overtaking James Cameron’s Avatar, which had held the crown since 2010 when it topped Cameron’s own Titanic.
Frozen 2, with a $920 billion box office and growing will soon make it Disney’s number 6 to hit $1 billion this year, and a number 7 may be in order if a crowd comes out to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker end the franchise on December 20. The slate for next year, however, seems unlikely to produce a year as fruitful as this one or the previous year.
Do you think Disney will have a strong year next year with the live-action Mulan on March 27, Black Widow on May 1, and The Eternals on November 6? Or will we have to wait for 2021 for another record-breaking year? Respond in the comments below!