The official press release from Disney:
Happy New Year from The Walt Disney Studios!
In 2014, The Walt Disney Studios posted its second highest year on record domestically, internationally and globally, thanks to an incredible slate that includes three of the biggest films of 2014 as well as the #1 release of 2013. As of December 29, 2014, the Studio’s box office grosses are as follows:
Domestic: $1.58 billion (17 films, including 13 new releases, #2 market share)
International: $2.77 billion
Global: $4.35 billion
Final updated numbers will be provided on January 2.
This is the second year in a row and the second time in its history that Disney has surpassed $4B globally, following 2013’s record gross of $4.73B. Domestically, this is the third consecutive and fourth year overall that Disney has surpassed $1.5B. Internationally, Disney surpassed $2B in company record time (8/4/14) and for the fifth consecutive year.
For the second year in a row, three of the Studio’s new releases – Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier – surpassed $700M globally.
Four of the Studio’s releases – Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Maleficent, and Big Hero 6 – have surpassed $200M domestically and rank among the top 10 domestic titles of 2014. This is the second year in a row at least four Disney titles have reached the $200M threshold.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14) has earned $772.9M worldwide, including $332.9M domestically and $440M internationally. It is currently the #1 film of the year domestically and the #2 film of the year globally. It set an August box office record with a $94.3M debut and was the first film of the year to cross $300M domestically.
Disney’s Maleficent (5/30/14) has earned $758.2 million worldwide, including $241.4M domestically and $516.8M internationally. It is currently the #2 film of the year internationally and the #3 film of the year globally.
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (4/4/14) has earned $713.3M worldwide, including $259.8M domestically and $453.5M internationally. It is currently the #3 film of the year domestically and the #5 film of the year globally. It set an April box office record with a $95M debut and is the highest grossing April release of all time domestically.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (11/7/14, still in release) has earned $330.2M globally, including $201.5M domestically. Internationally, it has debuted in about 57% of the market and has taken in $128.7M.
Most recently, Disney’s Into the Woods debuted domestically on Christmas Day with $46.1M over the four-day holiday weekend. The film’s $15M opening-day gross is the fourth biggest Christmas Day debut ever. Current domestic total is $52.2M.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen (11/27/13 wide) earned $733.1M globally in 2014. It is the #1 animated title and the #5 film of all time with over $1.27 billion globally.