The global number one performance of Guardians Of The Galaxy pushed Disney past $2bn at the international box office on August 4 and is projected to see the studio surge past $1bn in North America on August 7.
The international accomplishment marks the fifth consecutive year the studio has achieved the feat, while this will be the ninth year in a row and the 18th overall that Walt Disney Studios has done so in North America.
The $3bn global haul marks the fifth consecutive year Disney has achieved the feat and the eighth time overall. The studio reached that pinnacle on August 5, the fastest it has ever done so.
Guardians Of The Galaxy stands at $219.3m worldwide heading into the weekend, of which $92.5m comes from the international arena.
Debuts in Australia, Colombia, Venezuela, Portugal, New Zealand and India allied to anticipated strong holds are likely to see the Marvel Studios adaptation hold on to its top berth at the global box office.
Maleficent has grossed $497m internationally and Planes: Fire & Rescue $33.6m.
Fox International’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes opens in Germany, Austria and Paraguay this weekend and stands at $281.7m, while The Fault In Our Stars has grossed $142.3m.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Heroes opens day-and-date with North America in 17 markets through Paramount Pictures International, among them Russia and Mexico.
Sony Pictures Releasing International launches the comedy Sex Tape on $19.9m in Mexico and Singapore and 22 Jump Street on $104.5m opens in Greece and Turkey. Jungle Shuffle arrives in Germany and Austria. Deliver Us From Evil (Beware The Night) opens in Argentina. The horror stands at $10.3m.
Lionsgate International’s Step Up All In has grossed $29.4m through its distributors and several Universal markets. The music drama opens in busy Germany this weekend through Constantin.
EuropaCorp’s thriller Lucy stands at an early $7m from four Universal Pictures International territories. The Purge: Anarchy has grossed $23m, Neighbors $109m and Boyhood $7.1m from five.