Universal Overtakes Disney as Highest-Grossing Studio at 2023 Box Office

Thanks to Mario, J.

Robert Oppenheimer and M3GAN, Universal Pictures ranked as the highest-grossing studio at the 2023 box office.The company’s slate — a range of 24 films that included “The Super Mario Bros.

Movie,” “Oppenheimer” and “M3GAN” — collected $4.907 billion in worldwide ticket sales.

Universal’s victory is notable because it marks the first time since 2015 that Disney was not the global box office leader.Disney slid to second place in terms of market share as its 17 new films, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

3,” “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” and “The Little Mermaid” among them, raked in $4.827 billion globally.

In a note to press, the studio partially attributed the $80 million difference to the fact that Disney released seven fewer movies than Universal in 2023.

It also went on to stress that Disney had the most titles of any studio in the top 10 this year, with four of the…

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