To Infinity and Beyond: Can Disney Become the First $10 Billion Studio?

Disney’s success at the global box office is a testament to its acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm

Disney made history when — a little more than halfway through the year — the studio broke its own annual global box office record by raking in roughly $8 billion to date. It’s unprecedented, but the Mouse House is only getting started.

The studio has ridden a wave of incredibly successful releases in 2019 with “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King” all crossing the $1 billion mark globally. “The Lion King” and “Toy Story” continue to rake in box office receipts, both finishing in the top five films at the box office this past weekend — and there’s more coming.

Every penny Disney earns at the box office now is a new global record, but with the highly anticipated “Frozen 2” and the final installment in the most recent “Star Wars” trilogy on the horizon, experts say it’s possible the studio could have a $10 billion year.

“I don’t see how they couldn’t,” Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian said. “It’s unprecedented to have this level of success, but they’ve…

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