Disney, one of the top film production companies, has had another successful year. With the countdown of a few weeks left of 2018, its movie has gathered a total grossing of $7 billion globally. However, it has not surpassed the previous record the record-holding grossing in 2016 of $7.6 billion, which was Disney itself.
The top movie in the industry in this year originated from Disney and is none other than the MCU-based (Marvel Cinematic Universe) Avengers: Infinity War. With a grossing of $2 billion based on box office performance, it toppled the No. 1 place of the best movie in 2018. Following also by an MCU-based film, Black Panther with $1.35 billion in 2nd place. The third, however, was Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom reached the grossing of $1.3 billion. The second installment of The Incredibles hit $1.24 billion at 4th place.
Other Disney’s movies also gained some important place on the list such as the MCU-based movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp, which reached $622 million and land at the 6th place. A Star Wars Story, which was a spinoff of the legendary Star Wars trilogy, currently placed at 18th standing with approximately $392 million. All the records were collected from Box Office Mojo.
Most of the income was surprisingly made from the international market, which was approximately $4.04 billion, the domestic market, on the other hand, only made $2.95 billion.
With only 2 weeks to left in 2018, Disney has a final offer coming in the last days of 2018, Mary Poppins Returns which featuring Emily Blunt coming on 19th December 2018 in the U.S. The movie is expected to earn $65 million in its opening in the U.S.
Things are obviously looking up to Disney as 2019 is going to be a big year. With the announcement of remaking of Dumbo, Aladdin, The Lion King, as well as the following Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4. Disney has previously bought Marvel so some of Marvel’s biggest releases include both MCU-based movies Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. So it is expected that Disney will dominate that box office in 2019.