The Walt Disney Studios said it crossed the $5bn global box office milestone on Wednesday (November 29) for the third year in a row, becoming the only studio to accomplish the feat.
The global total from January 1 to November 29 stands at $5.003.1bn with Star Wars: The Last Jedi ready to launch around most of the world on or around December 15.
Of that global tally, $3.239.8bn comes from international markets and the $1.763.3bn balance from North America.
To add to the accolades, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok is expected to reach the $800m global box office mark on Thursday (November 39).
Of the 17 Marvel Cinematic Universe films released, this is the seventh to reach the milestone and the third to do so this year.
Disney is behind four of the top nine highest grossing films of the year-to-date. Beauty and the Beast is the number one global and North American release and the number four international release thus far on $1.26bn, $504m, and $759.7m, respectively.
Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ranks as the number three North American and number six global release on $389.8m and $863.6m, respectively. International stands at $473.8m.
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok ranks as the number six North American release and the number eight worldwide on $280.6m and $798.4m, respectively, and $517.8m internationally.
Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on $794.8m worldwide is the number five international release on $622.2m.
Other key drivers in Disney’s year include Pixar’s Cars 3 on $383.5m worldwide, and new release Coco on an early $178.9M global box office.
Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earned $309.3m of its $1.05bn global box office in 2017, while Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana took $252m of the $643.3m global gross this year.