Universal Breaks Its Domestic Box-Office Record With $1.35 Billion

The studio has had eight No. 1 movies this year and has set international and global marks as well

Universal has set a new record for its highest-grossing year ever at the North American box office, the studio announced Monday.

This year’s total of $1.352 billion topped the previous record of $1.335 billion that was set in 2012.

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This has been a record-breaking year for Universal all around: It already bested its previous international box office record in mid-August and in September it set a new standard for worldwide grosses, which are at $3.49 billion an counting..

Propelling Universal’s success at the North American box office this year were eight films that claimed the No. 1 spot including: “Mama” (which wound up at $71.6 million), “Identity Thief” ($134.5 million), “Oblivion” ($89.1 million),”Fast & Furious” ($238.7 million), “Despicable Me 2” ($365.9 million), “The Purge” ($64.5 million), “2 Guns” ($75.6 million) and “Riddick” ($42 million).