It’s no shock, but 2018 turned into an amazing year at the box office for The Walt Disney Company and
Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday afternoon, that the little company which started with a mouse had raked in the most amazing box off number of all time, $3.092 billion.
For EW, Devan Coggan wrote:
In a year that included Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Incredibles 2, the studio set a new domestic box office record, raking in $3.092 billion in 2018. Globally, it earned $7.325 billion, the second-biggest global total ever and just behind 2016’s record-setting Disney haul of $7.605 billion.
So far, Disney is still the only studio to ever cross $7 billion in a single year, and in 2018, it was bolstered by Marvel blockbusters like Infinity War ($2.049 billion globally) and Black Panther ($1.347 billion). (Those totals put Infinity War and Black Panther in the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time, unadjusted for inflation.)
The Pixar sequel Incredibles 2 ($1.24 billion worldwide) and Ant-Man and the Wasp ($623.1 million) added to Disney’s total, along with other big releases like Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns.
And Coggan noted that the earning should continue into 2019; topped off, of course, by Star Wars: Episode IX, which hits in December.
Happy New Year for The Walt Disney Company, indeed!
But let’s throw it back to you: What was your favorite film of 2018? What is your most anticipated film of 2019?
Tell us in the comments below…