Who loves films? We do! Who loves Mickey Mouse? We do! And, there’s definitely nobody who will be drinking more happily over the holiday season, than mister ‘Mickey Mouse’ himself. Yes, with a bottle or two of Crystal champagne at the ready. You can’t blame the “Mouse” can you? You would do the same if you just took in $7bn. Disney has truly smashed it out of the park with several great films this past year, that have steamed rolled the box office over the past twelve months. They set a new world record in ticket sales from any studio by cashing in to the tune of $7billion, so far.
With Disney’s Lucas Films’ recent ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ which is currently cleaning up at the cinemas and also this year, there was Disney Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’, then ‘Zooptopia’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, all ranking in the top ten of highest grossing films in 2016.
No doubt, there are a lot of great films to catch up on “thanks” to Disney over the Holidays’, in case you haven’t had a chance to watch them just yet. ‘Star Wars: Rogue’ helped them to clear the $7 billion mark, and also because out of all five of their film studios, all of them helped to contribute with a film release.
What’s better than just having the “one”? Think about it? Having “five” at the same time, obviously?
It’s quite the orgy of studios with Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucas Film, “all down” with Mickey Mouse and that’s why he’s a happy mouse, right now.
Disney also showed how being “five” is way better by hitting the $2billion mark domestically and then $5billion worldwide. That’s a total submission of the rest of the film industry, in a sort of metaphorical choke hold of sorts, some other film studios are face down, gasping for air, as Disney really tightens their grip and await the impending tap-out. It’s nice to see the total domination, being done so great here, since when you look at the top ten biggest earners in 2016, you’ll see what we mean, without registering ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ just yet, even:
- Captain America: Civil War, $1.15bn (Disney)
- Finding Dory, $1.03bn (Disney)
- Zootopia, $1.02bn (Disney)
- The Jungle Book, $967m (Disney)
- The Secret Life of Pets, $875m (Universal)
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, $873m (Warner Bros)
- Deadpool, $782m (Fox)
- Suicide Squad, $745m (Warner Bros)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, $718m (Warner Bros)
- Doctor Strange, $653m (Disney)
Disney bought former collaborator Pixar in 2006, then they bought Marvel in 2009, then on October 30th 2012, they snapped up Lucas Films and the rights to all that is “Star Wars”. Clever business! Mickey Mouse is ruthless right now and we’re really enjoying it, so far.
This only makes us wonder, what’s coming next? We’re pretty sure that you could check IMDB for all that’s to come from Disney’s five studios. In the meantime, you can head to the cinema or just buy these titles on DVD or simply buy them on demand.
Thanks Mickey Mouse.
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Featured Photo Credit: Michael Gaida – Pixabay