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January 11, 2014

Disney News This Week: Latest Disney Dream Portrait Features Actress Jessica Chastain as Merida, 'Frozen' Soundtrack Reaches No. 1 on Billboard 200, Disney•Pixar’s 'Party Central'

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Bull’s eye! The Disney Parks Blog revealed the latest Disney Dream Portrait earlier this week, which features Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain as Merida from Disney•Pixar’s "Brave." Created by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the portrait is entitled "Where your destiny awaits” and can be seen in the February issue of "O – The Oprah Magazine."
December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from The Walt Disney Company

By Billy Stanek, The Walt Disney Company
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club asked artists from around The Walt Disney Company what their favorite characters would most want for the holiday season.
December 16, 2013

Disney Adds New Domestic Box Office Record to Global, International Records

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
On December 14, The Walt Disney Studios set another company box office record, reaching a new all-time high at the domestic box office, breaking our previous record of $1.547 billion set in 2012. This completes a trifecta of records for the Studio, which has already surpassed all previous years at both the international and global box office. This is the first year, in fact, that we’ve reached the $4 billion threshold globally.
November 27, 2013

Walt Disney Studios Breaks $4 Billion at the Global Box Office for the First Time

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
As "Frozen" skates into U.S. theaters today, we are very excited to share the news that The Walt Disney Studios has broken the $4 billion mark at the global box office for the first time in its history.
November 13, 2013

As 'Thor: The Dark World' Reigns, Studio Sets New Box Office Record

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

Hammer time! With Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World breaking $100 million at the domestic box office and already taking in more than $365 million worldwide, we have a lot to celebrate this week, including a new studio record. Yesterday, The Walt Disney Studios reached a new all-time global box office high, surpassing the $3.791 billion mark achieved in 2010.

September 5, 2013

Disney Passes $2 Billion at the International Box Office

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios

As summer winds down, 2013 is shaping up to be Disney’s biggest year ever at the international box office. We passed the $2 billion mark on August 22, setting a “personal best”—it’s the fastest we’ve reached that mark within a calendar year, and it’s also the fourth consecutive year we’ve surpassed this threshold.

July 19, 2013

Disney News This Week: The Walt Disney Studios Reaches $1 Billion, ABC Releases Fall Schedule, Disney at Comic-Con, X Games Host City Announced

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
If you're a fan of movies and television, then the news below will definitely pique your interest! Hear the latest announcement from The Walt Disney Studios and see when the brand-new ABC shows will be premiering this fall, along with additional highlights from around the company.
July 15, 2013

Disney•Pixar's 'Monsters University' Breaks Records in Latin America

By David Gill, The Walt Disney Company

When Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University debuted, becoming Pixar’s second-best opening weekend ever and the studio’s 14th straight No. 1 opening, Janelle gave us peek at what it took to make the film.

Topics: DisneyPixar
June 28, 2013

Disney News This Week: 'Monsters University' Updates, 'The Lone Ranger' at Disney California Adventure, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Obtains LEED Silver Certification

By Cynthia Momdjian, The Walt Disney Company
Although Mike, Sulley and the rest of the Monsters University (MU) gang roared into theaters last weekend, the film also debuted at one of China’s most prestigious film festivals this month. Today, we’ve got details on MU’s international debut at the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) and more!
June 24, 2013

A Monsterous Opening at the Box Office for Disney•Pixar's 'Monsters University'

By Janelle Tipton, The Walt Disney Studios
Disney•Pixar’s "Monsters University" debuted domestically with a huge $82.4 million this weekend – to become Pixar’s second-best opening weekend ever! The film’s first-place finish continues the animation studio’s winning streak – they’re now 14 for 14 straight No.1 openings.