Disney set to pass $10bn at global box office for 2019

If you haven’t already made time to bow to Queen Elsa & Princess Anna at the nearest Box Office, you might be in danger of committing Disney-styled-harakiri by your child (yes, there is such a thing!). For us here at #IndiaLicensingPost.com though its ALWAYS been #Allaboutthenumbers. So let’s see how those stack up, shall we?

Firstly, Disney is on track to cross the $10 billion barrier at the global box office today (December 9) with its combined releases of 2019.

According to Screen Daily, the estimated results for Frozen 2 this weekend take the global box office for The Walt Disney Studios for the year to $9.997 billion worldwide. Even Sven the reindeer can tell you that’s kissing distance from the BIG TEN!

Yes, we knew you’d ask for a breakdown, so here goes….this comprises $6.717bn from international markets and $3.28bn in North America.

Once the results from Fox films this year have been added in, the tally rises to $11.94bn ($8.14bn international/$3.8bn North America). Disney set the previous record for global box office in a calendar year in 2016 when its releases delivered $7.6bn.

The result follows another weekend of dominance from Frozen 2 – it added an estimated $124.9m to reach $919.7m and become the eighth highest release of the year to date.

Internationally, it added $90.2m for a $582.1m running total and $34.7m in North America for $337.6m to rank as the seventh highest release of the year after 17 days.

And, we are still we are still TWO WEEKS away from Christmas! The Grinch ain’t gonna steal this Christmas for sure! #SpoilerAlert this one’s a tear-jerker in the BEST way possible + a Male gets to sing (No, its not “Let It Go”)

Original words by Samantha Loveday courtesy LicenseSource.Net

Minor edits by Team ILP 0:0)