Walt Disney Studios Passes $7 Billion At The Worldwide Box Office

Walt Disney Studios passed the $7 billion mark at the global box office for the calendar year on December 8, 2018.

This marks only the second time in history any studio has passed $7 billion, with Disney previously accomplishing this feat with its own industry-record 2016 global gross of $7.6 billion. Disney also announced that the studio’s international box office gross through December 9 is an estimated $4.069 billion, making it their second biggest year yet and the third biggest in industry history.

With an estimated $2.948 billion domestic box office gross through December 9 and Mary Poppins Returns set to debut on December 19, the studio is approaching the $3 billion domestic industry record they set in 2016.

As of now, four of the top eight worldwide releases of 2018 are from The Walt Disney Studios, including the top two global and top three domestic releases.

 You can view a breakdown of the studio’s 2018 success below!

·         Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War – $2B ($678.8M domestic, $1.37B international)

o   #1 film of the year globally and internationally, #2 domestically

o   #4 film of all time domestically and globally

o   $257.7M domestic debut (#1 all time)

·         Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – $1.347B ($700M domestic, $647.1M international)

o   #1 film of the year domestically, #2 globally

o   #3 film of all time domestically, #9 globally

o   $242M domestic debut (4-day)

·         Pixar’s Incredibles 2 – $1.241B ($608.6M domestic, $632.9M international)

o   #3 film of the year domestically, #4 film globally

o   #1 animated film of all time domestically, #2 animated film globally

o   $182.7M domestic debut (#1 animated debut all time)

·         Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp – $622.6M ($216.6M domestic, $406M international)

o   #8 film of the year domestically and globally

·         Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story – $393.2M ($213.8M domestic, $179.4M international)

o   #9 film of the year domestically

·         Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks The Internet – $258.9M through Dec. 9 ($141M domestic, $117.9M international, still in release)

·         Disney’s Christopher Robin – $197.4M ($99.2M domestic, $98.2M international)

In addition, Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $292.9 miof its $1.33B global gross during 2018, while Coco earned $269.2M of its $807M global gross during 2018.

 

Do you think Mary Poppins Returns can help Disney hit $3 billion domestic? Share your thoughts below!

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

Directed by Rob Marshall from a script by David Magee and screen story co-written with John DeLuca, the film stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Pixie Davis, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury, and Dick Van Dyke.

Mary Poppins Returns will be released in theaters on December 19, 2018.

What We Learned About ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ At CCXP

Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios shared some brand new information on their highly-anticipated sequel, Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film, which is the follow-up to 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming marks the return of Tom Holland as Peter Parker following the release of Avengers: Endgame and will also feature the cinematic debut of Mysterio, who is portrayed by Academy Award-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal.

Here are some of the things we have learned about Spider-Man: Far From Home following its presentation at the 2018 Comic Con Experience (CCXP) in Brazil. Click “Next” to find out.

1. Peter Parker & Michelle Will Be Involved Romantically

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In Spider-Man: Homecoming, we saw Peter crushing on Liz Allan (Laura Harrier), who has since moved away from Queens, New York with her mother following the fallout of her father Adrian Toomes’ (Michael Keaton) crimes as the Vulture. With Liz now out of the picture, we have Michelle Jones (Zendaya) also known as “MJ” that Peter has his eyes on. In Homecoming, Michelle seemed to tow the line between cold and friendly to Peter, with hints that she was romantically interested in him the whole time.

Now, it looks like Peter and Michelle have since grown closer with one another following the events of Homecoming. Perhaps their romantic connection will play a significant role in Peter’s motivations in Far From Home. 

2. Aunt May Supports Her Nephew As Spider-Man In Far From Home

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Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) found out about her beloved nephew Peter’s secret at the end of Homecoming. Now that she’s aware that he continues his hero work as our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, she is also fully-supportive of him despite the fact that he continues to put himself in danger.

3. Happy Hogan & Aunt May Share A Romantic AffairSpider-Man Far From Home Happy Hogan Aunt May

This one comes as a bit of a surprise. Based off of information from CCXP, it appears that Aunt May is romantically involved with none other than Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau). This certainly won’t be awkward for Peter.

4. Spider-Man & Mysterio Start Are Brought Together By Nick Fury

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The narrative for Far From Home will begin with Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) bringing Spider-Man and Quentin Blake/Mysterio together for a mission in which they must hunt down the Elementals. Mysterio has some knowledge about the Elementals and wants to defeat them to make the world safer.

The unlikely duo has been described to have a “brothers in arms” dynamic. What could possibly go wrong?

5. Spider-Man & Mysterio’s Relationship Is The Central Focus

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During the presentation at CCXP, Gyllenhaal revealed that Far From Home will be a unique Spider-Man film due to the relationship between the beloved hero and Mysterio:

“The central point of the film is the relationship of Peter with Mysterio, which is a completely new dynamic. Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man. There’s no one more professional than him.”

Seeing Holland and Gyllenhaal acting alongside eachother will certainly be a highlight.

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

Canadian film buff, political junkie, comic book geek, and board game enthusiast.