On December 19th 2016 Walt Disney Studios officially announced a film industry first - the company made over 7 billion dollars at the global box office in just one year.
All five of Disney's film properties released extremely sucessful movies in 2016 - a first for the company.
You're probably wondering how this happened and if it will keep happening in years to come.
The answer is simple - Disney creates content for everyone giving them the upperhand on all corners of the market.
For now it doesn't look like Disney has any plans of slowing down or changing their slate of upcoming films.
With more Star Wars movies, Marvel movies, Disney Animated movies, Pixar movies, and a slew of live-action adaptations on the way Disney has never been more powerful in the film industry.
In a recent press release, “This historic achievement is possible because all of our film studios are bringing their absolute best to the table, telling great stories of all kinds that resonate with audiences across borders, gender, and generations,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “These films work because each one has not only something for everyone, but everything for someone. It’s our honor to be able to create these experiences for audiences, and we’re thankful to them for continuing to come out to the theater with us.”
Disney made history this past year and broke records left and right with most of their films having over a 90% critical and viewer rating.
Let's break it down a little futher...