“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” became the seventh Disney movie of 2019 to reach $1 billion worldwide on Tuesday.
The company had broken its own annual global box-office record by July.
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It was Disney’s world in 2019 and we all just lived in it.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which hit theaters in December, became the seventh Disney release of 2019 to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office on Tuesday. One of them, “Avengers: Endgame,” made over $2 billion and is the highest grossing movie of all time (before adjusting for inflation).
The previous Disney movie to hit that milestone, “Frozen II,” recently became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time with $1.37 billion.
Disney broke its own annual global box-office record in July with $7.67 billion — more than the $7.61 billion it grossed in all of 2016.
The seven movies on this list don’t include “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” which is the first “Spider-Man” movie to reach $1 billion, but was distributed by Sony as part of a deal with Disney’s Marvel Studios. Warner Bros.’ “Joker” is the only other movie of 2019 to reach $1 billion that wasn’t distributed by Disney.
Disney/Fox accounted for nearly 40% of the domestic box office in 2019 , but the box office is expected to be more evenly distributed between movie studios next year.
Below are the seven Disney movies that have earned over $1 billion in 2019, ranked by how much they’ve made globally:
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7. “Star Was: The Rise of Skywalker”
Worldwide box office (so far): $1 billion
Domestic box office (so far): $480 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 9
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 53%
What critics said: “The hermetic logic of the plot is as impeccable as it is ridiculous. It’s a drama crafted with robotic insularity for the consumption of viewers being rendered robotic at each moment of the soullessly uniform spectacle.” — New Yorker
Worldwide box office: $1.05 billion
Domestic box office: $355 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 8
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 57%
What critics said: “The new telling brings little that feels essential, and the missing elements — chiefly, the controlled chaos and unbridled comedy of the late Robin Williams’ vocal performance — have given the film’s candy-colored visual palate a homesick pall.” — Observer
5. “Toy Story 4”
Worldwide box office: $1.07 billion
Domestic box office: $434 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 6
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 97%
What critics said: “The latest installment, ‘Toy Story 4,’ is perhaps the bleakest (and most beautiful) of them all.” — Salon
4. “Captain Marvel”
Worldwide box office: $1.13 billion
Domestic box office: $426.8 million
2019 worldwide box-office ranking: 5
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 78%
What critics said: “As an action movie, Captain Marvel is really clever, with more than a few twists that’ll surprise both comics fans and newcomers … the biggest problem then, is that Captain Marvel is doing so much, we don’t actually get …read more
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