The day on which the MCU blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok crosses the $800 million globally, the film’s tally will help its parent company Disney to cross the $5 billion box office landmark. The studio will go past that global box office landmark for the third consecutive year which will mean that it is the first and the only studio to have done this thrice. The global total from January 1st to November 29, 2017, stood at $5003.1 million which included $1763.3 million at home and $3,239.8 Million overseas.
Thor: Ragnarok’s total of $800 Million worldwide makes the film one of the leading contributors to Disney’s global box office total. Out of a total 17 movies released by the MCU, Thor: Ragnarok is the seventh to cross this landmark and the third to do that in 2017. This is also the first time that MCU came out with three films in a single year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok, although, MCU had a shared-rights deal for the Spider-Man based Spider-Man: Homecoming which was distributed by Sony Pictures.
As of now, Disney has been behind four of the top nine hits of the year including Beauty and the Beast which has made $1.26 billion ($504 million domestic and $759.7 million overseas). The fairy tale film is at present the #1 movie of the year domestically and globally, #4 internationally and #8 all-time best domestically and #10 all-time best globally. It had a $174.8 million domestic debut which is the highest opening for a film this year. We had reported earlier in the week about Beauty and the Beast coming back for a special one-week limited screening in New York and Los Angeles beginning from December 1.
Among the other, nine most successful films this year is the Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 2 from Marvel Studios which made $863.6 Million overall, $389.8 million domestic and $473.8 million internationally which makes it the #3 film domestically and #6 globally in 2017. Its opening weekend total of $146.5 million is the third highest of the year. Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok is the #6 film of the year domestically and #8 globally, and it has earned $798.4 million ($280.6 domestic and $517.8 million internationally through November 29) and had a domestic debut of $122.7 million. Another Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is rated #5 movie this internationally and #9 globally by earning $794.8 million ($172.6 at home and $622.2 million overseas).
The other big titles are Pixar’s Cars 3 ($383.5 million globally) and the new release Coco ($178.9 Million globally) and also the Lucasfilm outing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($309.3 Million of its $643.3 Million were earned during 2017). The last release of the year for Walt Disney Studios will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi which is set to release in most parts of the world on December 15, 2017. It is expected that The Last Jedi will go on to become the best grosser of the year following the footsteps of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film’s Box office predictions are for a $200 million opening weekend when it hits the theaters in about a couple of weeks from now. It is possible that the movie might push the Disney tally beyond $6 billion for this year, but, we need to wait and watch how fantastic the film’s opening is going to be.