Fuelled by Frozen, the studio reached $1.547bn on December 14 to establish a new company high-water mark and complete the trifecta of record domestic, international and global tallies.
Disney crossed $1.5bn at the North American box office in a company record 340 days.
In July the studio became the first studio to reach the $1bn North American box office milestone for the year, a feat it has accomplished for eight consecutive years.
In August Disney reached the $2bn international box office threshold in record time and did so for the fourth year in a row, while in November it reached a company record $2.302bn and passed its best worldwide mark of $3.791bn. The former international and worldwide marks were established in 2010.
“We had an incredible collection of films in 2013 and our teams here and around the world worked very hard to bring these wonderful experiences to audiences,” said The Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn. “As a result we are having a banner year at the domestic, international, and global box office, and we are very proud of this tremendous accomplishment and the people who made it possible.”
This year Marvel’s Iron Man 3 opened in North America on May 3 on $174.1m to set the second biggest opening weekend in history and went on to gross $1.215bn worldwide. It remains the only billion-dollar release of the year.
Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University scored the second biggest Pixar debut on June 21 on $82.4m and has grossed $744.9m worldwide.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World has earned $621.2m worldwide while Disney’s Oz The Great And Powerful took $493.3m worldwide.
Recent release Frozen (pictured) set a record five-day Thanksgiving Day holiday launch on November 27 with $93.6m and established a new mark for a Walt Disney Animations Studios opening.
The studio’s final 2013 release, Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, opened well in limited release on December 13 and expands nationwide on December 20.