Marvel and Pixar help Disney set an international box office record

Thanks to a slew of hit films this year, Disney has set a new record for itself at the international box office.

Driven by Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Zootopia and The Jungle Book, Disney reached US$3.566 billion as of Sunday, only just surpassing their previous record of US$3.565 billion set last year – buoyed then by Star Wars Episode VII and no doubt set to hit even greater heights this year with another Wars to hit cinemas.

Captain America 3, Finding Dory and Zootopia all surpassed US$1 billion internationally and ensured Disney set this new industry record. Sone of this was thanks to the growing Chinese market, which continues to aide the big studios in reaching new international heights.

The company still has three major releases this year that will no doubt incur another huge profit. They include Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Disney Animation Studios’ Moana and indeed, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It’s fair to say their relatively recent purchases of Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm has worked out well for the company.

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