Disney Becomes First Studio to Top $3 Billion at Domestic Box Office

Thanks to hits “Finding Dory,” “Rogue One” and “Captain America: Civil War,” studio continues to break records

Last Updated: January 3, 2017 @ 12:53 PM

Disney crossed $3 billion at the domestic box office in 2016, the company reported on Tuesday, making it the first Hollywood studio in history to so.

The feat was helped by hits “Finding Dory,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Captain America: Civil War.”

The parent to Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, Pixar Animation, Walt Disney Animation enjoyed a record-breaking year, having also recently crossed the $7 billion mark at the worldwide box office for the first time ever.

Walt Disney Studios reported $7.605 billion globally in ticket sales from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016. That includes $3.001 billion in the U.S. and Canada for 16 films, including 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” as well as 13 new releases.

The studio earned $4.604 billion internationally in 2016.

This is also Disney’s second consecutive record-breaking year by all three measures: global, domestic and international. Disney grossed $5.844 billion globally in 2015 while earning $2.279 billion domestically and $3.565 billion internationally.

The studio’s estimated domestic market share for 2016 is 26.5 percent, when Disney movies topped the box office for 21 out of 52 weekends.

Disney has six of the top 11 films of the year worldwide and seven of the top 12 in North America.