‘Rogue One’ Pushes Disney Over $7 Billion Mark, Becomes First Studio To Hit That Number In A Single Year

Published On December 19, 2016 » 788 Views» By Z-rowe »

We knew before 2016 started that it was going to be a huge year for Disney, but we’re not sure if anyone knew it was going to be this huge.

Walt Disney Studios has past $7 billion at the global box office this year, and it’s the first time in movie history that a studio has reached that impressive number in a single year. Universal studios previously held the record with their impressive 2015. They brought in $6.89B.

It was Rogue One that helped the studio make history this weekend. The Star Wars prequel pulled in almost $300 million globally. But obviously, it was the films released earlier in the year that set this record breaking weekend up.

Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and Finding Dory all cracked $1 billion at the box office this year. The Jungle Book came up just short with $966.6 million. So, basically, they had four films reach $1 billion at the box office, which is absolutely insane.

Chairman of the Walt Disney Studios released the statement you see below:

“This historic achievement is possible because all of our film studios are bringing their absolute best to the table, telling great stories of all kinds that resonate with audiences across borders, gender, and generations. These films work because each one has not only something for everyone, but everything for someone.”

2016 might have been one of the worst years the world has had in more than a decade, but for Disney? It was their best.

Source: Variety

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