Box office returns suggest that nobody wants to watch anything aside from Disney movies anymore.
According to The Verge, Mickey was responsible for eight of the top 10 highest-grossing films this year.
Marvel Studios hit it big with Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, while Pixar Animation Studios profited greatly from Toy Story 4 and Frozen 2. Remakes, such as Aladdin and The Lion King, also did well by exploiting that sweet ’90s nostalgia.
Despite a poor critical reception and (relatively) disappointing opening weekend, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is destined to become another huge contributor to Disney’s bottom line this year.
The list reads like an algorithm spewed out movies people would pay $20 to watch. It also epitomizes Disney’s decade-long strategy. Everything belongs to a franchise, or is designed to potentially start a franchise.