Will the Box Office Rely on Disney Again This Holiday Season?

  • The Wrap
The 2019 summer box office was a bountiful one and increased Disney’s market share domination. With “Frozen II” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” coming, will this holiday season widen the gap between the House of Mouse and other studios?

As TheWrap reported back in September, Disney accounted for 42% of the $4.31 billion grossed in North America between the first weekend of May and Labor Day weekend. When the time frame is extended back to the last weekend of April to include the record-smashing opening of “Avengers: Endgame,” Disney’s share grows to 47%.

Also Read: Disney Films Made 42% of This Summer's Box Office Grosses

Since then, Disney has had a much smaller presence this fall, with its only release being “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” which has underperformed domestically with $88.5 million grossed so far. That has allowed other studios to top the charts, namely Warner Bros. with “Joker” and “It: Chapter Two,
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