Disney has 5 Billion-Dollar Movies in a Year

Out here playing checkers while Disney is playing Monopoly


Mickey Mouse Money

Six movies have made over a billion dollars this year and five of them were made by Disney. They are as follows:Toy Story 4’ ($1 billion), ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ($2.79 billion), ‘The Lion King’ ($1.34 billion),’ ‘Captain Marvel’ ($1.12 billion) and ‘Aladdin’ ($1.035 billion). The only non-Disney film to break the billion-dollar mark was Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ ($1.098 billion), but even then, the film relies heavily on its affiliation with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Here’s the crazy thing, there is a chance that two more of their films can break the billion-dollar mark as well. ‘Frozen 2’ and ‘Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker’ could both easily shatter the billion-dollar threshold. Only 43 films in history have grossed a billion dollars and now Disney could be set to have a staggering 7 films achieve this feat. Not to mention that ‘Endgame’ is now the highest-grossing film of all time, when not adjusting for inflation, with its two-billion-dollar box office. As for the former champion, ‘Avatar’, after the Disney/Fox merger, Disney owns that property as well.

Disney sits atop the throne as the box office king, holding 5 of the top 10 box office grosses this year, and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. In fact, with Disney+, their Netflix style streaming platform set to release on Nov 12, 2019, they may soon corner the TV market as well. In recent months there have been frequent reports of Disney acquiring competitors, such as the aforementioned Fox buyout and the purchase of Hulu.

In 2012 it was such a novel concept when Disney bought ‘Star Wars’, but now Disney owns the majority of the top entertainment brands in the world. The sentiment for many appears to be, “I can’t wait to see what Disney will buy next.” Maybe though, we should be questioning what we are going to do once there is a House of Mouse collecting rent from every property on the Monopoly Board.