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In pictures: Disney scores big in Hollywood summer

Updated : 2019-09-03 15:18:55

Five of Disney’s films crossed $1 billion this summer, including the season’s biggest hit, “The Lion King.” It currently ranks seventh all-time globally with $1.56 billion in ticket sales. “Avengers: Endgame” ($2.796 billion) opened in late April, just before the summer began. “Toy Story 4” and “Aladdin” both easily cleared $1 billion. The only non-Disney film in the summer’s top four was Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and that film was produced by Disney’s Marvel Studios. Disney has been the market leader for the last four years in Hollywood as its high-priced acquisitions — Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel, and now Fox — have given the studio the intellectual property firepower for a movie world increasingly focused on franchises. Only one original film this summer ranked among the top 10, and it came in 10th. Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” will have made an estimated $130.8 million through Monday domestically, plus sizable ticket sales abroad. It, along with “Spider-Man,” helped lead Sony to its best summer since 2006 — but a distant No. 2 to Disney. Here are some of the top grossers this summer (Text source: AP; lifetime collection source: Box Office Mojo)

The Angry Birds Movie 2. Total collection: $35,390,108
The Angry Birds Movie 2. Total collection: $35,390,108
Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Total collection: $51,157,691
Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Total collection: $51,157,691
Spider-Man: Far From Home. Total collection: $385,957,588
Spider-Man: Far From Home. Total collection: $385,957,588
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Total collection: $58,870,246
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Total collection: $58,870,246
Ready or Not. Total collection: $21,471,573
Ready or Not. Total collection: $21,471,573
Hobbs & Shaw. Total collection: $159,022,350
Hobbs & Shaw. Total collection: $159,022,350
The Lion King. Total collection: $523,549,294
The Lion King. Total collection: $523,549,294
Good Boys. Total collection: $59,107,965
Good Boys. Total collection: $59,107,965
Angel Has Fallen. Total collection: $43,914,221
Angel Has Fallen. Total collection: $43,914,221
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