North American Box Office Posts Record $11.4-B in 2016
$DIS, $CMCSA, $FOXA, $TWX
Animated family films played a huge part in the NA Box Office boom in Y 2016, Deadpool’ was the top-grossing Superhero film of the year domestically.
Revenue at the North American box office came in at $11.36-B in Y 2016, setting a new high mark and up 2.1% from last year’s record $11.14-M, according to industry estimates.
An official tally will be released this coming Tuesday morning once studios report final numbers for the New Year’s weekend.
Disney (NYSE:DIS) was the year’s big winner and growth driver, capped by Disney and Lucasfilm’s Christmas tentpole Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will finish New Year’s weekend with nearly $430-M in domestic ticket sales, the 2nd-best showing of Y 2016 behind fellow Disney release, Pixar’s Finding Dory ($486.3-M).
Disney and Marvel also claim the # 3 film on the Y 2016 box office chart of top earners with Captain America: Civil War ($408.1-M).
Animated family films showed unusual strength in Y 2016, whether from Disney or other studios. Illumination and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets is the No. 4 title ($364-M). Illumination and Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) also are seeing huge returns for Christmas entry Sing, which will wind up New Year’s weekend with a total $178-M domestically.
Disney’s live-action family title The Jungle Book rounds out the 2016 Top 5 chart with $364-M.
Fox’s (NASDAQ:FOXA) R-rated Deadpool will finish as the top-grossing superhero title behind only Captain America: Civil War with $363.1-M to take the # 6 box office spot.
Disney Animation Studios’ Zootopia ($341.3-M), Warner Bros.’ Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330.4-M), Warners’ Suicide Squad ($325.1-M) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $284.7-M in Y 2016.
Disney commanded more than 26%.
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