Disney again makes history with takings above $7bn for 2018

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AFP
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Mon, 2018-12-10 22:13

LOS ANGELES: Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a
high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office
earnings, thanks to hits such as “Black Panther” and “Avengers:
Infinity War.”
“This is only the second time in history any studio has surpassed
the $7 billion mark, after Disney’s own industry-record 2016 global
gross of $7.6 billion,” the company said in a statement on
Monday.
“The Studios’ estimated international box office gross through
December 9 is an estimated $4.069 billion, marking our second
biggest year and the third biggest in industry history,” it
added.
Disney’s success comes as the studio is set to release “Mary
Poppins Returns” on December 19, which is expected to top the box
office during the holiday season.
“To date, four of the top eight worldwide releases of the year are
from The Walt Disney Studios, including the top two global and top
three domestic releases,” the company said.
“Avengers: Infinity War,” made by Disney’s Marvel subsidiary, led
the way, earning $2 billion alone. It is followed by superhero
movie “Black Panther,” which earned $1.35 billion worldwide.
“Incredibles 2,” made by Pixar, another Disney subsidiary, earned
$1.24 billion.
Other top box office earners for 2018 are “Ant-Man and The Wasp,”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which
has held the number one spot at the North American box office for
the third consecutive week.

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Disney again makes history with takings above bn for 2018