Walt Disney Studiosreported yesterday that the company had generated a record $3.26bn in revenues as of Dec 27.

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution passed the $1bn mark for the 10thtime, more than any other studio, while Buena Vista International (BVI)achieved the feat for the 12th consecutive year.

The result was driven by the number one global theatrical release of the year PiratesOf The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,which became the company's biggest ever film and finished on $1.065bn.

Pirates was the top domesticrelease of the year on $423m, and set a new BVI record at the overseas boxoffice of $642m.

Cars took $462m worldwideincluding $244m domestically, where it ranked second, and became the fifthconsecutive Disney/Pixar release to cross $400m globally.

Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment ended the year with the top threetitles - Pirates, Cars, and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, TheWitch And The Wardrobe.

'I am very proud of the studio's phenomenal performance in 2006, and salute allthe great members of the team that worked so hard to make this possible,' WaltDisney Studios chairman Dick Cook said.