- "Toy Story 4" became the fifth Disney movie to reach $1 billion worldwide, Disney announced on Thursday.
- The company broke its own annual global box-office record last month, and has yet to release likely blockbusters "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."
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The company announced on Thursday that Pixar’s "Toy Story 4" crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office as of Wednesday. It’s the fifth Disney release this year to hit that milestone. One of them, "Avengers: Endgame," made over $2 billion and is the highest grossing movie of all time (before adjusting for inflation).
Disney said that "Toy Story 4" is the fourth Pixar movie — after "Incredibles 2," "Finding Dory," and "Toy Story 3" — to gross $1 billion, and it’s the eighth highest grossing animated movie ever.
Disney broke its own annual global box-office record last month with $7.67 billion — more than the $7.61 billion it grossed in all of 2016. And the company has yet to release "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," which will both likely gross over $1 billion (the first "Frozen" and all of Disney’s "Star Wars" releases, minus "Solo," achieved this).
The five movies on this list don’t include "Spider-Man: Far From Home," which is the first "Spider-Man" movie to reach $1 billion, but was distributed by Sony as part of a deal with Disney’s Marvel Studios.
Disney/Fox has accounted for over 40% of the domestic box office this year as other studios struggle to keep up.
Below are the five Disney movies that have earned over $1 billion in 2019, ranked by how much they’ve made globally:
5. "Toy Story 4"
Worldwide box office: $1.00 billion
Domestic box office: $421.8 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 6
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 97%
What critics said: "The latest installment, ‘Toy Story 4,’ is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all." — Salon
Worldwide box office: $1.04 billion
Domestic box office: $353 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 5
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 57%
What critics said: "The new telling brings little that feels essential, and the missing elements — chiefly, the controlled chaos and unbridled comedy of the late Robin Williams’ vocal performance — have given the film’s candy-colored visual palate a homesick pall." — Observer
3. "Captain Marvel"
Worldwide box office: $1.13 billion
Domestic box office: $426.8 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 3
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 78%
What critics said: "As an action movie, Captain Marvel is really clever, with more than a few twists that’ll surprise both comics fans and newcomers … the biggest problem then, is that Captain Marvel is doing so much, we don’t actually get to know her all that well." — GQ
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