It has been one other massive yr for the Disney media empire. Between releasing quite a few blockbuster motion pictures and purchasing 20th Century Fox’s leisure holdings, the Mouse Home scored plenty of victories over the past 12 months, following up on its spectacular efficiency final yr. By the point 2016 ended, Disney was not solely the primary studio to cross the $7 billion mark globally within a year, it was additionally chargeable for more than half of 2016’s box office profits. Nicely, that #1 streak continues, as Disney as soon as once more reigned because the home field workplace champ in 2017 by taking in roughly $2.27 billion.
Magnificence and the Beast and Star Wars: The Final Jedi have been the heaviest hitters within the Disney film lineup this yr. Beauty and the Beast, which got here out on March 17, made $504 million in U.S. theaters, whereas Star Wars: The Last Jedi has collected over $464 million stateside thus far throughout its two weeks in theaters. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the third-highest Disney home earner with $398.eight million, adopted by Thor: Ragnarok at $309.1 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: Useless Males Inform No Tales at $172.6 million, Coco at $167.three million and Automobiles three at $152.9 million. Like in 2016, Disney additionally launched fewer motion pictures in comparison with different studios, solely placing 12 titles, 4 fewer than its 2016 lineup.
Together with spreading the information of Disney’s victory, comScore (through Variety) reported that Warner Bros took second place on the home field workplace in 2017, incomes an 18.9% market share in comparison with Disney’s 21.three%. Warner Bros’ greatest winner this yr was Wonder Woman, which made $412 million in U.S. theaters. IT adopted in second place with $327 million, and whereas Justice League was deemed a business disappointment, it nonetheless snagged the bronze with $226.three million. Warner Bros additionally reached $2 billion forward of Disney, hitting that mark on December 10.
As for the opposite studios, Common Photos completed in third place with $1.49 billion domestically, adopted by Fox in fourth at $1.37 billion, Sony in fifth with $948 million, Lionsgate in fourth with $879.2 million and Paramount in seventh with $522.7 million. Going again to Disney, the studio clearly has all its bases lined on the theatrical aspect of issues, releasing motion pictures that vary from being fulfilling for the entire household to tales geared in direction of older audiences. Between the studio’s conventional animated and dwell motion choices to the Marvel and Star Wars content, it is no surprise Disney as soon as once more reigned supreme in 2017.