At the beginning of November, Bleeding Cool told you how Disney had already broken their previous yearly box office record of $5.84 billion, and were on track to break the all-time record of $6.89 billion, currently held by Universal. Since that time, Doctor Strange has been released and amassed $582 million in revenue, and Moana is off to a good start on its 5-day Thanksgiving opening weekend, earning $25 million so far with projections as high as $90 million for the whole weekend. That would put it about on par with Doctor Strange’s $85 million opening, and on track to do similar numbers. Those two alone would put Disney over the limit, and it doesn’t even take into account Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens on December 16.
In addition to Captain America: Civil War, the highest grossing movie of the year, both Finding Dory and Zootopia brought in more than $1 billion each for Disney, along with nearly a billion from The Jungle Book. When all is said and done, Disney could be looking at more than $7 billion in box office revenue. In related news, one of their employees has just rejoined Twitter, where he routinely engages in internet flamewars with fans, Bleeding Cool reported earlier today.