Disney has set a huge new box office record – and we mean *huge*.
Variety reports that the House of Mouse, which also acquired the majority of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets earlier this year, has beaten its own record of global ticket sales for a single studio by taking $7.67 billion worldwide this year so far.
The last record was previously set by Disney (of course) in 2016, when it took $7.61 billion globally in one year.
And, with a wealth of highly-anticipated Disney films still to hit screens in 2019, it looks like that record is set to be obliterated even further.
The total was amassed with the release of films including Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Aladdin, Toy Story 4 and the recently released The Lion King — and it looks set to grow much higher.
Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame and Aladdin have already taken over $1 billion each, and The Lion King and Toy Story 4 are set to do the same in the next few weeks too.
And then there are the massive films that Disney has yet to release in its 2019 roster.
Indeed, with the likes of Frozen 2, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil still to hit cinemas before the year’s end, we’re slightly nervous to see what that total will be in December.
We do, however, expect it to be pretty huge.