#Disney has had its best financial year ever, with two months and two film releases still to come. In fact, they're doing so well that they might just take over the record for highest annual box office revenue, currently held by Universal Pictures.
They've still got another whopping $1 billion to make if they want to beat Universal's record of $6.89 billion set last year. But with #DoctorStrange making $86 million for its opening, things are definitely looking optimistic.
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It's not all dollar signs and champagne for the Hollywood greats. After all, Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass and BFG undoubtedly flopped. However, the buzz is sounding good for both #RogueOne and the animated #Moana.
So can they do it? It shouldn't be too difficult, considering Disney's past successes. Let's look at some of their recent achievements:
'The Force Awakens' Was The Highest Grossing Film Of 2015
The first new Star Wars film in ten years, it's no surprise The Force Awakens did so well. It made over $1 billion, and also broke the record for best opening weekend.
They Have The 4 Top Highest Grossing Films of This Year, Too
Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, The Jungle Book and Zootopia are to thank for that impressive feat. They all made between $900 million and $1 billion. That's a lot of moolah.
'Zootopia' Had The Best Opening Weekend Of Any Disney Animation
Newcomer Zootopia matched A Force Awaken's insance record, also breaching the $1 billion mark and lightening the wallets of parents all over the globe.
Disney Broke Their Own Annual Record In 2015
Disney made a butt load of cash last year— $5.84 billion, to be exact. And that's just from ticket sales.
...And Then They Did It Again This Year
They've beaten their 2015 record of $5.84 billion by a million dollars- and the year isn't even over yet. At this rate, Disney are sure to smash Universal out of the ballpark.
Will Disney overtake Universal in the money-making stakes for 2016?