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.