Disney Breaks Its All-Time Domestic Box-Office Record
Buoyed by the stellar box-office performances of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Frozen and Monsters University, Disney has reached a new all-time high at the domestic box office, breaking its previous record of $1.547 billion set in 2012.
Animated pic Frozen and Marvel's sequel Thor: The Dark World are still in theaters, and continuing to bring in strong numbers for Disney. Frozen finished No. 2 in its third week in U.S. theaters this past weekend, and has earned $164.8 million domestically. So far, it has grossed $268.5 million worldwide, with much of the international market yet to roll out.
Thor: The Dark World, also still in theaters, is currently the No. 8 film globally, No. 5 internationally, and No. 11 domestically for the year. It opened domestically Nov. 8 with $85.7 million, and has earned $621.2 million worldwide, including $198.2 million domestic and $423 million international.
Disney and Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is the year's top grossing film to date. The Robert Downey Jr.-starring film opened domestically May 3 with $174.1 million, the second-highest opening of all time, and has amassed more than $1.215 billion worldwide, including $409 million domestic and $806.3 million international. It's currently the fifth highest-grossing film of all time globally.
Disney and Pixar’s Monsters University opened domestically June 21 with $82.4 million, the second-highest Pixar debut ever, and has earned $744.9 million worldwide, including $268.5 million domestic and $476.4 million international.
In March, Oz the Great and Powerful opened domestically to a tally of $79.1 million, and has earned $493.3 million worldwide, including $234.9 million domestic and $258.4 million international.
“We had an incredible collection of films in 2013, and our teams here and around the world worked very hard to bring these wonderful experiences to audiences,” said Alan Horn, chairman of the Walt Disney Studios. “As a result, we are having a banner year at the domestic, international, and global box office, and we are very proud of this tremendous accomplishment and the people who made it possible.”
The studio’s final 2013 release, Saving Mr. Banks, opened in limited release Dec. 13 and expands nationwide on Dec. 20.