Disney studio becomes the first studio to gross $10 billion in worldwide box office.
Iron Man sacrificed himself to kill 'Thanos,' but the MCU was the only entity killed by the heroic feat of 'Tony Stark'; the real-life 'Thanos' of Hollywood is alive, well, and thriving like no one else in the world. Don’t take our word for it, the film production wing of Disney is set to cross $10 billion in worldwide box office receipt with the most recent release of 'Frozen II' pushing it over the edge.
This is an unprecedented milestone by a production studio of Hollywood, and Disney broke its own record of $7.61 billion in 2016 to reach the $10 billion mark. Other studios would be content with half the take Disney managed throughout the year, and they will cross the mark without even needing the help of one of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, 'Star Wars.'
Still, Disney was able to manage about $30 million shy of the $10 billion mark without the need of the at least $400 million global opening Disney is expecting for 'Star Wars.' The total currently stands at about $9.997 billion after 'Frozen II' made $34.7 million at the box office in its third weekend. The movie is set to become the sixth Disney movie of the year to cross the billion-dollar mark.
Frozen II is still going strong in all the markets with the UK box office reporting a third-weekend take of over four million pounds. Then the first ten days of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' which also includes Christmas, will play a crucial role in making the record set by Disney, even more, unachievable for anyone else.
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Also, the studio is making all the money without even considering the over-billion-dollar take of 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' and all the other Fox titles which were acquired by Disney after the purchased of 20th Century Fox. So, it seems the 'Thanos' of Hollywood is still alive and well, though it may not be able to replicate the success of 2019 in future, this year will be a memorable one just for the scale of movies released by Disney in a single calendar year.
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