Hail Mickey: Disney Produced 80 Percent of 2019’s Top Box Office Hits

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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.


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