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The Walt Disney Studios – Final 2015 Box Office Grosses


 

The Walt Disney Studios – Final 2015 Box Office Grosses

2015 marks The Walt Disney Studios’ biggest box office year ever domestically, internationally, and globally. The Studio passed $5B globally on 12/21/15 and $2B domestically on 12/25/15 for the first time ever, and surpassed $3.5B internationally, also for the first time, on 12/29/15.
 
Disney GBO for 2015 through 12/31/15 stands at $5.845B, marking the #2 biggest year on record for any studio and far surpassing Disney’s previous best of $4.449B set in 2013. The current domestic gross of $2.280B (15 films, including 11 new releases) also stands as the #2 biggest year on record for any studio. Disney earned $3.565B internationally, a Studio record.  
 
Historically, box office market share has been calculated through New Year’s weekend. For those interested in box office returns through 1/3/16, The Walt Disney Studios has earned $6.029B globally, $2.365B domestically and $3.664B internationally. 
 
Calendar Year 2015 Highlights
 
This is the third consecutive year in which three of the Studios’ new releases surpassed $700M globally (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out) and four surpassed $200M domestically (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Inside Out, Cinderella). Six Disney releases grossed over $100M domestically and five grossed over $500M globally in 2015.
 
With the massive debuts of Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.2M) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248M), Disney holds four of the top five domestic opening weekends of all-time. Disney now also holds five of the top 10 global releases of all time.
 

  •        Star Wars: The Force Awakens (12/18/15, A CinemaScore, 93% RT score, still in release) has earned $1,331.2M worldwide, including $652.0M domestically and $679.2M internationally through 12/31/15. It has broken numerous industry records, including fastest film to reach $1B globally (12 days); biggest debut in industry history ($248M domestic, $529M global); biggest second weekend of all time ($149.2M domestic); biggest Thursday preview gross ($57M); biggest Friday, opening, and single day ($119.1M); biggest Sunday ($60.5M), Monday ($40.1M), Tuesday ($37.3M), and Christmas Day ($49.3M); highest per-theater average for a wide debut ($59,982); and fastest film to reach $100M (1 day), $200M (2 days), $300M (5 days), $400M (8 days), $500M (10 days), and $600M (12 days). It also set IMAX records including domestic debut ($30M), global debut ($48M) and fastest to $100M globally. Internationally it posted the biggest opening weekend in U.K. (4-day), Australia, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Poland (3-day), Denmark (5-day), Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Iceland, Serbia, New Zealand.
  •        Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1/15, A CinemaScore, 75% RT score) has earned $1,405.0M worldwide, including $459M domestically and $946M internationally. Its domestic debut of $191.2M is the #4 opening of all time.
  •         Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out (6/19/15, A CinemaScore, 98% RT score) has earned $855.5M worldwide, including $356.5M domestically and $499M internationally. Its domestic debut of $90.4M is the highest opening ever for an original property. It’s the #3 biggest Pixar release of all time, behind only Toy Story 3 and Finding Nemo.
  •        Disney’s Cinderella (3/13/15, A CinemaScore, 84% RT score) has earned $542.6M worldwide, including $201.2M domestically and $341.4M internationally. It debuted domestically with $67.8M.
  •        Marvel’s Ant-Man (7/17/15, A CinemaScore, 80% RT score) has earned $519.2M worldwide, including $180.2M domestically and $339M internationally. It debuted domestically with $57.2M.