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Toy Story 4 joins billion-dollar club, fifth Disney movie this year

by Sean P. Aune | August 16, 2019August 16, 2019 10:30 am EST

Disney is having a very good year. A spectacular year, actually. It has already set a record for the highest-grossing studio in a calendar year, and it did that in July with $7.67 billion.

Now, the House of Mouse has set another record: Five movies grossing more than $1 billion dollars in a calendar year. The first four films were Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, and The Lion King. This illustrious group has now been joined by Toy Story 4 which makes it the fourth Pixar film to break through that barrier.

Who held the record previously? If you said “Disney,” you would be correct. Disney held the record with four films breaking the barrier in 2016.

With four months to go Disney still has some massive films to release including Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Both of those could easily cross the billion-dollar mark. Also coming out this year is Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which will probably not break $1B, but it will still do well. Should all of these movies do well, Disney could be looking at breaking the $10 billion dollar barrier for the year, and one has to wonder what it would take for anyone to ever catch that record again.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing