– by Joseph Jammer Medina

According to a report from SuperHeroHype, Disney is sitting pretty on a bed full of money. To be more specific, the studio has taken in more than $5 billion at the global box office in 2017 thus far.

This marks the third year in a row that the House of Mouse has done so, and it holds the record as the only movie studio actually able to do so that number of times.

Of course, it’s easy to see how this happened. This year alone, Walt Disney Studios released the likes of Beauty and the Beast, Pirates 5, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Cars 3, Thor: Ragnarok, and Coco. To top it all off, $252 million of Moana’s worldwide grosses took place this year. It was a recipe for success, and the studio is certainly reaping those rewards.

And this is before Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit. As of this writing, we’re a couple weeks away from that movie’s release, and given the buzz surrounding it, it’s pretty much guaranteed to break $1 billion at the box office. Heck, it could potentially even break $2 billion worldwide — or at least approach the number.

That being said, there’s a good chance that the $1 billion mark will be hit before the end of the year, making it almost inevitable that the House of Mouse will be able to ring that $6 billion bell by December 31.

The big question here is whether or not it will be able to hit $7 billion at the global box office, as it was able to last year. We’ll have to wait and see.

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SOURCE: SuperHeroHype

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.