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Disney Hits UK And Ireland Box Office All-Time High In 2019 with AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE LION KING, TOY STORY 4 + More


03 January 2020

IN A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER IN HISTORY, JEDI, SUPERHEROES, AN ADORABLE ELEPHANT, A GENIE, BELOVED TOYS, A LION CUB AND AN ICE QUEEN ALL HELPED DISNEY DELIVER AN UNIMAGINABLE NEAR HALF A BILLION POUNDS AT THE UK AND IRISH BOX OFFICE

SEVEN OUT OF THE TOP TEN FILMS IN THE UK AND IRELAND RELEASED BY DISNEY

Today Disney can confirm a total UK and Ireland box office tally of £472.8M ($618.4M) for 2019, an industry first and £154.4M above the previous record which was held by Disney in 2018. The studio has seven out of the top ten films of the year with Avengers: Endgame taking the ultimate top spot with £88.7M but with The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, Aladdin, Frozen 2 and Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker all taking spots within the Top Ten. The Rise of Skywalker has now taken £46.9M within the UK and Ireland making it the 6th biggest release of the year after only two weeks of release. The tally also includes the releases of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Dumbo and Glass plus the 2019 takings of the 2018 releases of Mary Poppins Returns, Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

 

 

Globally, Disney surpassed the $11B mark for the first time in industry history, surpassing the previous industry record of $7,605.3M (set by Disney in 2016) by more than $3.5B. Final global grosses for 2019 were $11,119.1M. It’s the third time Disney has passed the $7B mark (2016, 2018, 2019).

Commenting on the year, Walt Disney Studios Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer Alan Horn and Co-Chairman Alan Bergman said “We are very proud of our Studios team and the extraordinary slate of films they delivered to fans all around the world in 2019. This was a year like no other! We both know that these achievements would not have been possible without both the imaginative and compelling storytelling from the talented filmmakers and production teams across all of our film labels, and the exceptional work of our marketing, distribution, and operations teams and everyone at The Walt Disney Studios.”

 

 

Avengers: Endgame Film Page | The Lion King Film Page | Toy Story 4 Film Page | Captain Marvel Film Page | Aladdin Film Page | Frozen II Film Page | Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Film Page

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