Walt Disney Studios has crossed the $4 billion mark at the global box office, and done it faster than it ever has, the studio said Thursday.
Paced by Pixar’s “Inside Out,” which crossed the $800 million mark worldwide as it debuted in China this week, Disney beat the old record (Nov. 14, 2014) by nearly six weeks.
With $1.433 billion domestically and $2.575 billion internationally as of Wednesday, this is the third consecutive year the studio has reached this threshold.
“This has been a record-setting year both domestically and internationally thanks to a strong slate of films from all of our brands,” said Dave Hollis, executive vice-president of theatrical distribution. “With an incredible pipeline of both original stories and anticipated sequels featuring our most beloved characters, we are set to deliver some fantastic movies well into the future.”