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2013 may just be the most profitable year ever for Disney

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It’s been a weird year for movies. Big screen blockbusters that had all the markings of a money-maker movie have tanked this year, while several low key features have surprised studios and raked in plenty of cash. Disney has experienced that firsthand, with several of their films either flopping or soaring.

But they’ve had more ups than downs, as they crossed the $4 billion mark for the first time this year.

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The previous record set by the Walt Disney studio was $3.791 billion back in 2010. 2013 has also seen Walt Disney reach the $1 billion mark the quickest and reach $2 billion in revenue from international markets faster than anyone else as well. So which movies earned Disney the most cash?

Iron Man 3 led the way for the house of mouse, making over $1.2 billion globally, while Monsters University earned $744 million and Oz: The Great and the Powerful made an early 2013 splash with $493 million. Thor :The Dark World is still earning some big bucks, and its currently sitting on $552 million so far. And that’s before Disney even caps off the year with its real big gun, Frozen.

The latest animated film from the Tangled team has already made $243 390 from an exclusive showing at the El Capitan Theatre, with the movie earning positive word of mouth so far. Alongside the upcoming Saving Mr Banks, Disney could easily be looking at ending their 2013 with another $300-$400 million.

Last Updated: November 28, 2013


  1. Iron Man 3 was such a mediocre film.


  2. Sageville

    November 28, 2013 at 13:23

    Now with Star Wars in the pocket, they will pretty much be printing money come the next few years.


    • John's (JJ's) finest excuse

      November 28, 2013 at 13:29

      Star Bucks
      (Okay, I admit, that’s a terrible joke)


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        November 28, 2013 at 13:42



  3. Cat

    November 28, 2013 at 13:51

    Disney milking your money one way or another…Not a fan of them, not since they seem to just buy what ever they want just to make the quick buck, eg Star Wars & Marvel. Both of those portfolios have or will be milked to the bone. Lets not even start with the fact that EA Games is getting all the Star Wars IP to make games courtesy of Disney 🙁 $4 Billion each for Star Wars & Marvel Comics to buy seems like nothing now if they made that just this year.


    • DarthofZA

      November 28, 2013 at 15:21

      I don’t understand this. Since when is a company evil simply because they spend money to make money? That is what companies do. Would you rather the Star Wars licenses rot in the hands of Lucas and get a repeat of episodes 1-3? The Marvel movies with Disney have been a huge success. 3 movies every 2 years isn’t overkill, especially when those movies cover different franchises within Marvel, and now crossing different genres as well. Disney buys a company, then gives them more money than they need and a ton of creative freedom. Marvel seem to be loving their deal with Disney, and John Lasseter has stated on multiple occasions that Disney do not interfere with them and allows them to create new IPs rather than forcing them to revisit old ones. Disney is the one company I truly feel is getting better and better every year. They don’t milk portfolios as you say, they breathe life into them. Rant over.


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