The Walt Disney Studios issued a press release announcing it crossed the $4bn worldwide box office milestone on November 26.

The studio set a company record on November 12 when it overtook the previous best $3.791bn mark set in 2010.

In July Disney became the first studio to reach $1bn at the North American box office for the year-to-date and has crossed the mark eight years in a row.

In August Disney reached $2bn at the international box office in record time, doing so for the fourth consecutive year.

Earlier this month it overtook its previous best international box office mark of $2.302bn set in 2010.

Iron Man 3 has been the key driver of 2013 on $1.21bn worldwide, while Pixar’s Monsters’ University grossed $744m worldwide to become Pixar’s third highest grossing film. Spring release Oz The Great And Powerful amassed $493m worldwide.

Thor: The Dark World continues to play everywhere and has reached a global running total of $559.1m.

Frozen launch in a single theatre in the US last weekend and expands wide in North America this session for the Thanksgiving holiday. Still to come is Oscar hopeful Saving Mr Banks in December.