Disney breaks own record for global box office returns in a year
The Lion King helps Disney amass $7.67bn to date in 2019, passing the previous best mark of $7.61bn in 2016Disney has broken its own record of worldwide film receipts by an individual studio in a single year, underlining its dominant position in the global film industry.
According to Variety, Disney has amassed $7.67bn to date in 2019, passing the previous best mark of $7.61bn it managed in 2016.Disney’s current film The Lion King has been instrumental in pushing it over the line: on its second week of global release it has reached $962.7m in worldwide takings.
Its figures have also been boosted earlier this year by the release of Avengers: Endgame (which recently overtook Avatar to become the highest earning film of all time), Captain Marvel ($1.1bn), Toy Story 4 ($917.9m) and Aladdin ($1.01bn).
Only Dumbo ($352.9m) can be considered a disappointment.
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