Disney smashes annual box office takings record

    Author Zoe Aresti

A look back at 2016 shows that Disney was behind four of the biggest films of the year in Captain America: Civil WarFinding Dory, Zootopia and The Jungle Book, with the first three exceeding sales of $1bn. The total is set to rise with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Moana still doing well.

And with 10 days of the year still to go, the total will rise even higher. A week and a half ago (10 December), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was released in the US (15 December in the UK) and took in $300m in its opening weekend. So far the reveiws have been fantastic and it looks set to grow as Christmas approaches, while Disney's other animated pleaser, Moana, is currently on $282m and counting.

With the global population at 7.47bn, it means Disney is likely to achieve the feat of making more than a dollar for every person on earth.

The previous record of $6.9bn was set last year by Universal, whose films included Jurassic World and Furious 7.

This article was created from Campaign.