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

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.


The Studio previously announced it had reached a record high on November 12, when it surpassed the $3.791 billion set in 2010. Our box office results this year have been driven by Marvel’s Iron Man 3, the $1.21 billion behemoth that is the fifth highest-grossing film ever; Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, which has earned over $744 million and is Pixar’s third highest-grossing release; and Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, which has grossed over $493 million. In addition, Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World is going strong with more than $559.1 million.


Back to the icy treat of the moment, Frozen’s exclusive advance engagement at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre was a great success. Beginning November 22, the film brought in $243,390 over the weekend for one of the highest opening theater averages of all time.


The last film on our 2013 schedule is Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks debuts in a limited engagement December 13 before expanding wide December 20.