Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: April 1992
||Posted: Dec. 23, 2012, 2:31 pm
As of December 23, 2012 and with some movies still actively playing, and opening, in theaters, here's how Disney-Buena Vista (BV) did in 2012 box office-wise. Final figures won't be in until all movies stop playing in theaters in January or February 2013.
I'm going by how Box Office Mojo.com lists them. They are in order, but #1, #7 etc refers to how BOM lists all movies for 2012. Figures are also for US domestic box office. And if Disney is who distributes it, then it's considered a Buena Vista movie.
Link to everything for 2012:
Disney ones, including Marvel and Pixar, and these are the Top 5 for the year for Disney, which includes a huge flop "John Carter"
#1 Marvel's The Avengers $623, 357,910
#7 Brave $237,229,573
#12 Wreck-It Ralph $171,926,000 (still playing)
#22 Lincoln $116,781,000 (still playing)
#35 John Carter $73,078,100
#58 The Odd Life of Timothy Green $51,580,236
#64 Beauty & the Beast 3-D $47,617,067
#75 Finding Nemo 3-D $40,958,031
#85 Frankenweenie $34,415,786
#90 Chimpanzee $28,972,764
#100 The Secret World of Arrietty $19,202,743
#120 People Like Us $12,434,778
#137 Monsters, Inc. 3-D $6,525,00 (estimate, just opened Dec. 19, 2012
That Disney bought Marvel Entertainment and now those filsm are Disney's as well as revenue sharing still with Paramount as per contract, if it weren't for "Marvel's The Avengers" Disney's stellar box office would be with "Brave" (Pixar) and it's own animation studio for "Wreck-It Ralph", and Steven Spielberg distributing DreamWorks movies through Disney now with the widely acclaimed "Lincoln".. Lots of money went into "John Carter" for very little return, however, and
It takes the first four movies on this list to offset the flop losses of the fifth movie on this list.
The other thing to notice is that re-releasing hit classic movies into 3-D isn't the money gimmick that was hoped for. We now have newly opened Pixar movie "Monsters, Inc." in 3-D form in theaters. But "Finding Nemo" and "Beauty & the Beast" both in 3-D flavor weren't the mega-hits that earlier Disney re-releases were. Picking up pocket change from the couch cushions, maybe.