2016 Box Office Revenue Hits $11.17B for Another Record Year

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'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and 'Sing' are among the Christmas titles helping to make the projected $11.3 billion milestone possible.

The North American box office is enjoying another record year.

After crossing the $11 billion threshold on Monday, revenue for 2016 made history on Wednesday when eclipsing the record $11.14 billion set in 2015.

For the full year, 2016 revenue is expected to clock in at $11.3 billion through Dec. 31, according to projections from industry leader comScore.

ComScore estimates that revenue will reach $11.17 billion-$11.18 billion on Wednesday.

Disney's massive year is a big reason why another record will be set, including mid-December release Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Illumination and Universal's animated offering Sing.

Hollywood is no doubt relieved that it can boast another record, even if 2016 was a wild ride as the gap between the have and the have nots widened.

Dec. 28, 12 p.m. Updated with revised numbers.

 

 

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