Disney Sets Sights On Breaking Industry Box Office Record For 2016


Disney has an impressive line-up when it comes to intellectual properties. Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar are all under the Disney name and earning big at the box office. With the upcoming release of Doctor Strange and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016 is about to be a massive year for Disney at the box office, so much in fact that it’s likely they will break an industry record.

Disney is looking to not only reach but past the overall box office record for one company in a year. The record is currently held by Universal, they made $6.89 billion last year. Universal hit this record due in part to Jurassic World and Fast & Furious 7. Disney is currently at $5.84 billion and has major releases left on the slate.

Earning big this year for Disney included, Finding Dory, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War. Many 2016 records are already held by Disney, they have become the quickest studio to hit $2 billion domestically, $3 billion overseas and $5 billion in total.

Looking ahead to 2017, Disney has another chance to outpace their own records.They have Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Black Panther from Marvel and Cars 3 from Pixar, not to mention Star Wars Episode VIII.

Source: Comicbook.com


Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for TheCelebrityCafe.com covering everything from music to...

  • Andrew Hegele

    I’m not sure but does Disney get much on Spider-Man Homecoming? I mean I’m sure Marvel gets a nice cut but won’t most of the profit be Sony’s per their deal?

    • Boogie

      Yeah, I think that’s Sony’s loot.

  • Boogie

    Black Panther comes out in 2018, you mean Thor: Ragnarok for 2017.

    Disney should easily beat Universal this year. Doctor Strange will make at least $500M, Moana should make at higher than $500M, and Star Wars should make around $800M.

    They have around $2B coming soon.

  • Bill

    They should after spending 8 billion dollars on marvel and Star Wars


    Marvel & Disney both sent a sizeable amount of money to Donald Trump, so there’s that. The Marvel Zombies’ hard earned funny book money, hard at work.

    • Axxell

      No evidence = bullsh¡t

      Just like Donald Trump.