Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War was Disney’s biggest movie, grossing more than $1.15 billion, according to a press release. Disney’s Zootopia came in second at $1.023 billion globally, with Pixar’s Finding Dory coming in just under Zootopia at $1.022 billion. Disney’s live-action remake of The Jungle Book made $966 million, with last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens making $736 million of its total $2.068 billion box office revenue this year.
This is the second year that Disney has beaten its previous record at the box office, according to Alan Horn, chairman of the company. Much of that has to do with the relaunch of the Star Wars series and continued success from studios like Marvel and Pixar.
Marvel’s next movie, Doctor Strange, is eyeing a $70 million domestic opening this weekend, according to analysts. If the movie premieres to those numbers, it will beat out other films’ opening weekends from Marvel including Ant-Man, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. Part of that has to do with lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch’s involvement in the movie, but it’s also a testament to Marvel’s leading role within the industry.
More information about the company’s financials, including expectations for Lucasfilm’s Rogue One, are expected to be announced during its call with investors next week.