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.

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Trey Williams

Film Reporter covering the biz • • Twitter: @trey3williams