January 2nd Update: Disney sends along the below updated figures for 2013:
Record-breaking year for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
· Disney broke its domestic, international, and global annual box office records and surpassed $4B in global box office for the first time in its history with a final gross of over $4.73B.
· Marvel's Iron Man 3, which had the #2 domestic opening of all time, was the year's #1 film and the #5 film of all time with $1.215B.
· Five 2013 Disney releases grossed more than $200M domestically. All five debuted with more than $75M, and four of them rank in the year's top 10 openings, including Iron Man 3 at #1.
Domestic - $1.719B (1/2/13-1/1/14)
First studio to pass $1B this year (reached on 7/12); eighth consecutive year reaching this threshold
Surpassed $1.5B in company record 340 days (previous record was 346 in 2003)
Surpassed 2012's $1.547B on 12/14 for a new company record
2013 box office is +11% above previous best year (2012)
Iron Man 3 (5/3) - $409M; #1 of 2013
Frozen (11/27 wide) - $271.8M through 1/1/14, still in release; #5 of 2013; #2 Disney Animation release of all time behind The Lion King
Monsters University (6/21) - $268.5M; #6 of 2013
Oz The Great and Powerful (3/8) - $234.9M; #9 of 2013
Thor: The Dark World (11/8) - $202.9M through 1/1/14, still in release; #12 of 2013
Five openings over $75M; 4 of top 10 openings of 2013:
Iron Man 3 - $174.1M; #1 of 2013; #2 all-time
Thor: The Dark World - $85.7M; #5 of 2013
Monsters University - $82.4M; #7 of 2013; #2 all-time Pixar debut
Oz The Great and Powerful - $79.1M; #8 of 2013
Frozen (wide release) - $93.6M holiday five-day, $67.4M three-day; #1 all-time Thanksgiving debut; #1 all-time Disney Animation debut
International - $3.013B (CY2013)
Surpassed $2B for the fourth consecutive year, this time in company record time (8/22)
Surpassed 2010's $2.302B on 11/1 for a new company record
Surpassed $3B for first time in studio history on 12/31
Iron Man 3 - $806.3M; #1 of 2013; #1 of all time in Malaysia and Vietnam; #2 all-time in Singapore and Philippines; #1 all-time Disney and Marvel release across Asia-Pacific region and in China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand
Monsters University - $476.4M; #4 of 2013
Thor: The Dark World - $426.2M through 12/31/13, still in release; #6 of 2013
Frozen - $267.3M through 12/31/13, still in release; biggest Disney Animation release in UK/Ireland and Russia
Oz The Great and Powerful - $258.4M
Global - $4.732B through 1/1/14
Surpassed 2010's $3.791B on 11/12 for a new company record
Surpassed $4B for first time in studio history on 11/27
Iron Man 3 - $1.215B; #1 of 2013, #5 all-time
Monsters University - $744.9M; #5 of 2013
Thor: The Dark World - $629M through 1/1/14, still in release; #9 of 2013
Frozen - $551.7M through 1/1/14, still in release with around 71% of international markets opened; #12 of 2013
Oz The Great and Powerful - $493.3M; #13 of 2013
Previously: The Walt Disney Studios has reached the $3 billion mark at the international box office for the first time in its history.
In 2013, the studio broke its previous domestic, international, and global box office records and surpassed $4 billion globally for the first time ever. Global box office total through December 30 is an estimated $4.7 billion.
Year-end totals and highlights will be available on Thursday, January 2.
LOS ANGELES - December 31, 2013 - Fandango, the leading moviegoer destination, surveyed several thousand film fans last weekend, asking them about the films and stars they are most anticipating in the new year.
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" has been selected as the fans' most anticipated movie, while Jennifer Lawrence and Ryan Gosling are the top fan picks for the Sexiest Men and Women appearing in 2014 movies. Last year's top pick was "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which went on to become Fandango's best-selling movie of all time.
Lawrence was previously #5 on the Fandango 2013 Hot List. "With Jennifer Lawrence's appeal at all all-time high, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1' will be the movie to beat at the 2014 box office," says Dave Karger, Chief Correspondent for Fandango. "Last year she won an Oscar for ‘Silver Linings Playbook' and starred in Fandango's top-selling movie of all time, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.' This year she stars in 2014's most anticipated movie, ‘Mockingjay I,' costars in the year's third most anticipated movie, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past" and is topping Oscar buzz for her supporting performance in ‘American Hustle.' Every actor dreams of having a career like the one that Jennifer is enjoying right now."
Ryan Gosling, who was the fans' #3 pick among men on the Fandango 2013 Hot List, is now the top choice for the Sexiest Man in 2014 movies. "Even though he has been specializing in indies as of late," says Karger, "Gosling is still considered the sexiest actor in Hollywood and continues to show mass appeal as a romantic lead for the female audience and as a steely hero for the male action-drama crowd."
FANDANGO FAN PICKS FOR 2014:
Most Anticipated 2014 Movie:
1."The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1"
2. "The Hobbit: There and Back Again"
3. "X-Men: Days of Future Past"
4. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2"
Biggest Male Breakout Movie Star, 2014:
1. Aaron Paul ("Exodus," "Need for Speed")
2. Joel Kinnaman ("RoboCop")
3. Theo James ("Divergent")
4. Sullivan Stapleton ("300: Rise of an Empire")
5. Dane DeHaan ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2")
Biggest Female Breakout Movie Star, 2014:
1. Kate Upton ("The Other Woman")
2. Dakota Johnson ("Need for Speed")
3. Emily Ratajkowski ("Gone Girl")
4. Nicola Peltz ("Transformers: Age of Extinction")
5. Tika Sumpter ("Ride Along," "Get On Up")
Sexiest Woman in the Movies, 2014:
1. Jennifer Lawrence ("Mockingjay, Part 1," "X Men: Days of Future Past," "Serena")
2. Mila Kunis ("Jupiter Ascending," "Angriest Man in Brooklyn")
3. Jessica Alba ("Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," "Stretch")
4. Angelina Jolie ("Maleficent")
5. Halle Berry ("X-Men: Days of Future Past")
Sexiest Man in the Movies, 2014:
1. Ryan Gosling ("Untitled Terrence Malick Project")
2. Channing Tatum ("22 Jump Street," "Jupiter Ascending")
3. Bradley Cooper ("Serena," "Untitled Cameron Crowe Project")
4. Robert Downey, Jr. ("The Judge")
5. George Clooney ("The Monuments Men")
Most Anticipated Family Film, 2014:
1. "How to Train Your Dragon 2"
3. "Muppets Most Wanted"
4. "The Lego Movie"
5. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
The Fandango 2014 Hot List comes on the heels of Fandango's record-breaking 2013, the company's best year in its history. The company's success has been fueled by growth in ticket sales across new technology and mobile platforms, accounting for 42% of Fandango's total ticket sales, as well as new products and services such as paperless mobile ticket scanning, reserved seating expansion and new platform apps.
Sunday, 12/29 Update: With a final push from a weekend that generated $201.3 million in reported grosses, 2013's total should hit $10.9 billion by December 31, which means it will pass 2012's record-setting domestic haul of $10.8 billion.
This accomplishment will come as a surprise to many who were quick to look at the year's many duds as a sign of a weak marketplace. Luckily, numbers don't lie. Moviegoers may have rejected the likes of The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D. and After Earth but they lined up in droves for many others. The overall strength of December 2013's slate--combined with strong holdovers from November such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen--helped maintain a year/year lead was established a very strong summer season.
Check back in the days to come for updated official totals.
Friday, 12/15 Update Update: 2013's total is up to $10.27 billion through Wednesday, December 18. The total through Thursday will be available later this evening.
Sunday, 12/15 Update: With a little over two weeks left before 2013 comes to a close, BoxOffice officially projects that the overall domestic box office will surpass 2012's record-setting haul of $10.8 billion.
Weekend numbers are still being tallied, but 2013's receipts are currently ahead of 2012 by approximately 1% at the same point in the year. 2013 should have no problem maintaining that lead.
The remainder of 2013 looks incredibly promising thanks to the likes of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Walking with Dinosaurs and expansions next weekend for American Hustle and Saving Mr. Banks--two Oscar contenders with plenty of commercial potential. Holdovers will also contribute considerably. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen both have plenty of life left, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug should hold up well even though it failed to match the debut of 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Check back frequently for updates.