‘Stars Wars’ and ‘Zootopia’ Just Helped Disney Reach $1 Billion at the Box Office
Propelled by Zootopia and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney (DIS) is crossing the $1 billion mark at 2016’s international box office on Friday.
It’s the earliest that Disney has ever reached the milestone. Zootopia has hit $415.9 million so far in its international release, while The Force Awakens took in about $447 million this year from foreign markets after grossing $680 million during the last two weeks of 2015.
Zootopia has also totaled $217.4 million in the U.S., leading the box office for three weekends.
Zootopia is now the second-largest movie ever in Russia, behind only Avatar, with $26.5 million. In China, the animated comedy has brought in $184.7 million and is Disney’s second-highest grossing release in that market behind Avengers: Age of Ultron.
France is the third highest international market with $26 million, followed by Germany with $19.1 million, South Korea with $18.7 million, Mexico with $15.8 million and Spain with $12.5 million.
Zootopia is launching in the U.K. this weekend. Major markets still to come include Japan on April 23.
Zootopia has totaled $633 million worldwide, while Star Wars: The Force Awakens has a worldwide total of $2.06 billion.
Disney’s The Finest Hours has taken in about $23 million so far from international markets to go along with $27 million domestically.