2019 has been phenomenal for Disney. With powerhouse movies that have become billion-dollar blockbusters, Disney has become the first studio ever to cross $10 billion on the worldwide box office. This comes after Disney created a milestone of $7.6 billion back in 2016. What’s impressive is that Disney is yet to release ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ before the year ends.
Earlier this year in August, Disney also became the first studio to cross $ 1 billion in a year with the release of ‘Avengers’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Toy Story 4’. Frozen 2, which is still smashing numbers, is expected to join this club soon enough having earned a whopping $920 million already. Furthermore, Variety is predicting that once ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ releases, Disney’s number will cross $11.9 worldwide.
“It’s difficult to describe the momentousness year that Disney is enjoying,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Comscore.
“Disney has consistently put almost unfathomable numbers on the board by delivering a diverse and irresistible slate of films, while capitalizing on the goodwill and viewer loyalty that has been built up by years.”