January 2nd Update: Disney sends along the below updated figures for 2013:
Record-breaking year for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
· Disney broke its domestic, international, and global annual box office records and surpassed $4B in global box office for the first time in its history with a final gross of over $4.73B.
· Marvel's Iron Man 3, which had the #2 domestic opening of all time, was the year's #1 film and the #5 film of all time with $1.215B.
· Five 2013 Disney releases grossed more than $200M domestically. All five debuted with more than $75M, and four of them rank in the year's top 10 openings, including Iron Man 3 at #1.
Domestic - $1.719B (1/2/13-1/1/14)
First studio to pass $1B this year (reached on 7/12); eighth consecutive year reaching this threshold
Surpassed $1.5B in company record 340 days (previous record was 346 in 2003)
Surpassed 2012's $1.547B on 12/14 for a new company record
2013 box office is +11% above previous best year (2012)
Iron Man 3 (5/3) - $409M; #1 of 2013
Frozen (11/27 wide) - $271.8M through 1/1/14, still in release; #5 of 2013; #2 Disney Animation release of all time behind The Lion King
Monsters University (6/21) - $268.5M; #6 of 2013
Oz The Great and Powerful (3/8) - $234.9M; #9 of 2013
Thor: The Dark World (11/8) - $202.9M through 1/1/14, still in release; #12 of 2013
Five openings over $75M; 4 of top 10 openings of 2013:
Iron Man 3 - $174.1M; #1 of 2013; #2 all-time
Thor: The Dark World - $85.7M; #5 of 2013
Monsters University - $82.4M; #7 of 2013; #2 all-time Pixar debut
Oz The Great and Powerful - $79.1M; #8 of 2013
Frozen (wide release) - $93.6M holiday five-day, $67.4M three-day; #1 all-time Thanksgiving debut; #1 all-time Disney Animation debut
International - $3.013B (CY2013)
Surpassed $2B for the fourth consecutive year, this time in company record time (8/22)
Surpassed 2010's $2.302B on 11/1 for a new company record
Surpassed $3B for first time in studio history on 12/31
Iron Man 3 - $806.3M; #1 of 2013; #1 of all time in Malaysia and Vietnam; #2 all-time in Singapore and Philippines; #1 all-time Disney and Marvel release across Asia-Pacific region and in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand
Monsters University - $476.4M; #4 of 2013
Thor: The Dark World - $426.2M through 12/31/13, still in release; #6 of 2013
Frozen - $267.3M through 12/31/13, still in release; biggest Disney Animation release in UK/Ireland and Russia
Oz The Great and Powerful - $258.4M
Global - $4.732B through 1/1/14
Surpassed 2010's $3.791B on 11/12 for a new company record
Surpassed $4B for first time in studio history on 11/27
Iron Man 3 - $1.215B; #1 of 2013, #5 all-time
Monsters University - $744.9M; #5 of 2013
Thor: The Dark World - $629M through 1/1/14, still in release; #9 of 2013
Frozen - $551.7M through 1/1/14, still in release with around 71% of international markets opened; #12 of 2013
Oz The Great and Powerful - $493.3M; #13 of 2013
Previously: The Walt Disney Studios has reached the $3 billion mark at the international box office for the first time in its history.
In 2013, the studio broke its previous domestic, international, and global box office records and surpassed $4 billion globally for the first time ever. Global box office total through December 30 is an estimated $4.7 billion.
Year-end totals and highlights will be available on Thursday, January 2.