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    Disney films accounted for nearly 40% of the US box office in the first nine months of 2019

    An Avengers fan holds tickets at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to attend the gap screening of "Avengers: Endgame" in la, California, U.S., April 25, 2019.

    Mike painter | Reuters

    Disney has been a box workplace behemoth for the last 5 years, setting so smashing its own records within the movie industry over and all over again. It stands to try and do that once more this year.

    While the movie industry as an entire can struggle to achieve last year's $11.9 billion price ticket sales record, movie maker has already blasted past its best international sales mark and is inching nearer to surpassing its domestic prime.

    So far in 2019, movie maker films have sold-out over $8.1 billion in tickets, decimating its previous record of $7.6 billion globally.

    Domestically, movie maker sold-out a record $3.09 billion value of tickets in 2018. From January to Gregorian calendar month, the primary 3 quarters of the year, the corporate tallied $2.7 billion in sales, and it's nevertheless to unleash 3 titles: "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars: the increase of Skywalker."

    Disney's 2019 haul accounted for thirty three.4% of the U.S. box workplace throughout that amount, consistent with knowledge from Comscore.

    Adding the recently noninheritable  Fox to the combination, movie maker command nearly four-hundredth of the box workplace gross.

    Of course, with 3 months left within the year, that figure goes to shift. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, expects movie maker can possible retain a minimum of half-hour of box workplace receipts by the top of 2019.

    By comparison, movie maker accounted for twenty six.3% of all U.S. price ticket sales in 2018.

    Disney conjointly holds 5 of the highest six spots on the list of highest-grossing films in 2019. Those 5 films — "Avengers: Endgame," "The Lion King," "Toy Story four," "Captain Marvel" and "Aladdin" — have all sold-out over $1 billion in tickets globally.

    On its own, "Avengers: Endgame" took in $858.3 million throughout its U.S. run, accounting for 100 percent of the box workplace between January and Gregorian calendar month.

    "Spider-Man: aloof from Home" was the sole film within the prime six that wasn't distributed by movie maker. However, Disney-owned Marvel Studios helped turn out the film aboard Sony.
    Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of CNBC and NBCUniversal.

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