There's nothing like the
virtuous cycle of a studio winning streak. And so, at more than $900 million
and 25% market share, Disney has overtaken 2015 box office winner Universal—
and, thanks to a label strategy fueled by Lucasfilm's "Star Wars,' Marvel,
and Pixar,this appears to be only the start of the juggernaut.
Record-breaking $2 billion late-year global blockbuster "Star Wars: The
Force Awakens" jump-started the 2016 box office, followed by animated
sleeper"Zootopia," which is heading toward $900 million
And then there's Jon
Favreau's"The Jungle Book," which has exceeded
allexpectations, seen great reviews (94% Fresh), and has been the#1
film every day since its domestic run began April 15. As of May 2, it's at
$708.6 millionat the global box office.