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Universal Posts Its Best Year Ever at Worldwide Box Office

"Ted" leads the way as seven Universal films crack $200M, and the studio hits $2.9B at the worldwide box office

Universal Pictures said Thursday that 2012 will mark its best year at the worldwide box office in the studio’s 100-year history, with global theatrical grosses exceeding $2.927 billion to date. 

Universal broke its domestic record ($1.127 billion) in October, and the studio will surpass its international record ($1.716 billion) on Friday.

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A broad slate helped Universal achieve the feat. Seven films took in more than $200 million worldwide: "Ted," $500 million; "Snow White and the Huntsman," $400 million; "Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax," $349 million; "Battleship," $307 million; "The Bourne Legacy," $276 million; "American Reunion," $235 million; and "Safe House," $209 million.

Universal had six films claim the top spot at the domestic box office in 2012, led by "Ted," which became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.