Disney 2019 Box Office Breaks Records With Global $11.1 Billon
It’s no surprise that Disney owned the box office last year, but the extent to which the House of Mouse broke 2019 box office records is staggering. With four studios under their jurisdiction and a monopoly on nostalgia, the Walt Disney Company has had a historic, absurdly lucrative year. In 2019, Disney zoomed past box office milestones, earning 33% of all domestic box office grosses last year and becoming the first studio in history to cross the $10 billion mark globally. It was a banner year for Disney, but these new box office heights will probably be the highest the studio will reach, at least for a few more years.
We joked back when Disney made the historic acquisition of 21st Century Fox that it was time to welcome our pop culture overlords, and Disney is steadily turning that into a reality. The House of Mouse shattered all kinds of box office records last year with its impressive (or frightening, depending on how you look at it) domination of the domestic and international box office.
Last year Disney earned 33% of all domestic box office grosses for the year. According to Comscore (via Variety), this is the first time since at least 1999 that a single studio has taken this much box office revenue in the U.S. and Canada. Domestically, Disney has shattered an all-time record, raking in $3.76 billion to date and $7.35 billion internationally (an all-time record), for a global take of $11.12 billion (you guessed it, an all-time record).