The Walt Disney Studios are having a landmark year at the box office — the company’s biggest year of all time globally — and with “Doctor Strange” currently doing the heavy lifting, Deadline.com reports that the company just blew past the $6 billion mark in global box office for the year.
It was the first time in the studio’s history that it hit the $6 billion mark.
The mark has only been reached once before by any studio, when Universal reached $6 billion in 2015. Universal finished that year at $6.89 billion.
“There’s every chance that Disney could top that by the time the ledgers close on 2016,” Deadline notes. “Still to come this year are Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Moana’ (November 23) and ‘Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (December 16).”
Disney’s big movies this year have included “Captain America: Civil War” ($1.15 billion); “Zootopia” ($1.023 billion); and “The Jungle Book” ($966 million).