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Disney Breaks Its All-Time Record for Global Box Office

With “Thor: The Dark World” dominating worldwide, the studio tops the $3.79 billion mark it set in 2010

Disney is about to break its global box office-record of $3.791 billion, the studio said Tuesday.

With “Iron Man 3,” “Monsters University,” “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Thor: The Dark World” providing the biggset boosts, the studio will sometime on Tuesday push Disney to its best year ever in terms of worldwide grosses and past the benchmark established in 2010. “Toy Story 3” and “Alice In Wonderland” were the big films that year.

“With incredible results from our Marvel, Disney and Pixar brands, this is a phenomenal achievement and we still have seven weeks and three exciting films to go this year,” said Walt Disney Studios President Alan Bergman. “What all of our films have in common is not only quality but great characters and universal stories that connect with people around the world, which is so important to us.”

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In July, Disney was the first studio to reach the $1 billion domestic box office milestone for 2013, its eighth consecutive year. In August, in record time, Disney hit $2 billion at the international box office for the fourth year in a row, and in early November the studio broke its international box office record of $2.3 billion, also set in 2010.

The announcement comes as Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is dominating the global box office. The film opened domestically last weekend with $85.7 million and has earned $348 million million worldwide since beginning its international rollout Oct. 30.

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” has brought in $1.21 billion worldwide, while Pixar’s “Monsters University” has done $743 million and “Oz the Great and Powerful” has added $493 million.