Disney will confirm its utter dominance of the global box office this week as the final Star Wars film looks set to pass $1bn (£767m) in ticket sales, capping a year at the movies that will be hard to beat. A decade-long strategy to reinvigorate Disney’s film division has reached its zenith as the all-conquering Avengers: Endgame, which passed Avatar to become the biggest grossing film of all time at $2.8bn, paved the way earlier this year for the best performance by a Hollywood studio in box office history. When the final ticket stubs are counted, Disney will have made over $11bn in 2019, having smashed its own record for annual global box office sales of $7.6bn way back in July. And that is without adding more than $2bn from films released by 20th Century Fox, which Disney bought as part of a $71bn deal to take control of Rupert Murdoch’s global entertainment assets. “It is like a perfect storm for Disney that is the equivalent of a 100-year flood at the box office,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at Comscore. Disney’s dominance of Hollywood is complete. Seven of the record nine films released this year that will… Read full this story
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