The Walt Disney Studios Hits $4 Billion Globally in Record Time; Dates Several Upcoming Releases

Big news from the movie studio today! This week The Walt Disney Studios reached the $4 billion mark at the global box office in record time, surpassing its previous record set last year by nearly six weeks. In 2015 the Studio has earned $1.433 billion domestically and $2.575 billion internationally, and this marks the third consecutive year we’ve reached the $4 billion milestone, driven in 2015 by the worldwide success of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out, Disney’s Cinderella and Marvel’s Ant-Man.

In addition, Inside Out has crossed the $800 million mark at the global box office. It’s the third highest grossing Pixar film of all time and made its debut in China on Tuesday.

On the heels of this announcement, The Walt Disney Studios also revealed new and updated release dates for several upcoming projects.

Marvel unveiled Ant-Man and the Wasp, a sequel to this summer’s Ant-Man, set for July 6, 2018. Black Panther will now open February 16, 2018, and Captain Marvel is set for March 8, 2019. Three new films are set for 2020, the titles of which will be revealed at a later date.

Pixar will release Cars 3 on June 16, 2017, Coco on November 22, 2017, and The Incredibles 2 on June 21, 2019. Toy Story 4 will now debut June 15, 2018. Two new (as-yet-untitled) Pixar films are set for 2020.

Building upon the success of films such as Cinderella and Maleficent, Disney Live Action selected release dates for four fairy tale films in the coming years: one in 2017, one in 2018, and two in 2019. Next up is The Jungle Book in April 2016, followed by Alice Through the Looking Glass in May and Pete’s Dragon in August.

Finally, Gigantic, a unique take on “Jack and the Beanstalk” from Walt Disney Animation Studios featuring music from Oscar®-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, will be released on March 9, 2018. A new Walt Disney Animation Studios film is set for November 2020 and a new Disneytoon Studios film is due out in April 2019.