UPDATE JAN 2: Walt Disney Studios breached the threshold in 2013 for the first time in history and grossed a confirmed $3.013bn for the calendar year.
In a record year for Disney that has delivered new marks for international, North America and worldwide box office, the global number finished on $4.732bn through January 1 2014.
En route to the company record $3.013bn annual haul, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International crossed $2bn for the fourth consecutive year in record time on August 22 2013, overtook the old record of $2.302bn set in 2010 on November 1 and crossed $3bn on December 31.
Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 led the way and finished the year as the industry’s number one film of the year on $806.3m internationally, number one in North America on $409m and number one worldwide on $1.215bn.
The international piece included including all-time industry box office marks in Malaysia and Vietnam, number two all-time milestones in Singapore and the Philippines, and record Disney grosses in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand.
Monsters University (pictured) amassed $476.4m outside North America to rank as the fourth biggest film of 2013 and took $744.9m worldwide to place fifth. The North American tally reached $268.5m to rank number six of the year.
Current release Frozen has grossed $551.7m and counting at the global box office through January 1 2014. It reached $267.3m internationally through December 31 2013 and ranks as the biggest Disney Animation release in the UK and Russia.
The North American tally is $271.8m. The film set a Disney Animation opening weekend record, breaking the Thanksgiving holiday five-day opening weekend record on $93.6m and scoring $67.4m over three days.
Oz The Great And Powerful amassed $258.4m internationally, while the $493.3m global haul ranked 13th. The North American gross of $234.9m ranked ninth.
Thor: The Dark World is on a brief hiatus before the February 1 debut in Japan and stands at $426.2m through December 31 2013 to rank as the sixth biggest release of the year. The global gross reached $629m to rank ninth and the film took $202.9m in North America in 2013 for the 12th biggest release of the year and remains active.