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Disney Hauls In $7.325bn at Box Office in 2018

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Valerie Macon—AFP

The only studio to ever cross $7 billion in annual box office receipts just recorded its second best year ever

Disney posted its second best year at the box office ever, raking in $7.325 billion worldwide for everything from Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War to hit animated sequel Incredibles 2 and the latest Star Wars film.

Disney remains the only studio to ever post more than $7 billion in annual box office receipts. In 2016, it recorded its best year at $7.6 billion.

“Thanks to the support of fans of Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm around the world, it’s been a monumental year for The Walt Disney Studios,” chairman Alan Horn said in a statement.

In North America, Disney made nearly $3.1 billion, a new industry record, thanks to the runaway success of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Incredibles 2—now all among the top 10 highest grossing films of all time. Each one earned more than $600 million in the United States and Canada. Cumulatively, those three films alone made $4.64 billion worldwide.

Other successes on the Disney slate include Marvel superhero flick Ant-Man and The Wasp, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Mary Poppins Returns—which has already made more than $200 million around the world and is still in theaters.

In 2019, Disney has another massive year ahead on the silver screen, with Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame leading the Marvel charge in the spring, and Frozen 2 due at year’s end, along with Star Wars: Episode IX.

New versions of animated classics Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King are yet to come, as is Pixar’s Toy Story 4.

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