The milestone comes as Marvel smash hit Thor: Ragnarok which as surpassed $800M globally today. Of the 17 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor 3 is the 7th to reach the mark, and the 3rd this year.
It’s fair to say Disney is having a fantastic year — and all ahead of the approaching release of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Four of the top nine highest grossing films of 2017 are from the studio.
Money made by Disney Worldwide
This include Beauty and the Beast which surpassed $1.26B worldwide, $504.0M domestic, and $759.7M intl. The Bill Condon-directed pic is the No. 1 movie of the year domestically, and No. 4 offshore. It’s also the No. 8 film ever domestically and No. 10 overseas.
Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 grossed $863.6M worldwide, $389.8M domestic, and $473.8M initial and is the No. 3 movie of 2017 domestic and No. 6 globally.
Also from Marvel, the currently-playing Thor: Ragnarok earned $798.4M worldwide, $280.6M domestic, and$517.8M initial and is the No. 6 title of the year domestically and No. 8 worldwide.
And, Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales which made $794.8M worldwide, $172.6M domestic, and $622.2M initial which is No. 5 internationally and No. 9 global.
Disney has other partners that made box office upsurge this year including Pixar’s Cars 3 which made $383.5M global; Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossing $309.3M of its $1.05B global gross during 2017; and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana receiving $252.0M of its $643.3M global gross during 2017.
Then there’s Pixar’s Coco which is currently at $178.9M globally after breaking new ground in Mexico as the highest grossing movie, and charming china a tough Pixar market in its open this past weekend.