Walt Disney Studios has become the first-ever movie house to reach $7 billion in worldwide box office receipts in a single year, the company announced Monday.
The company is responsible for 2016’s four highest-grossing films globally, including three that crossed the $1 billion mark: “Captain America: Civil War,” “Finding Dory” and “Zootopia.”
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” was the year’s top-grossing film globally, reeling in $1.15 billion at the worldwide box office. “Finding Dory,” which eclipsed “Captain America” to take the top spot at the U.S. box office for 2016, placed second worldwide with $1.03 billion, while “Zootopia” made $1.02 billion internationally.
“The Jungle Book,” this year’s fourth-place global box office performer, banked $967 million worldwide and became the highest-grossing Hollywood movie ever in India. This year, Disney has also released Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” which has rolled to $653 million internationally, and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” which has zoomed to $290 million worldwide in just five days.
“This historic achievement is possible because all of our film studios are bringing their absolute best to the table, telling great stories of all kinds that resonate with audiences across borders, gender, and generations,” Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn said in a statement. “These films work because each one has not only something for everyone, but everything for someone. It’s our honor to be able to create these experiences for audiences, and we’re thankful to them for continuing to come out to the theater with us.”