Toy Story 4 has become the latest Disney film to enter the exclusive $1 billion dollar club with its latest worldwide box office total. There was a point in time when earning that much was considered an incredible accomplishment, but now Hollywood blockbusters hit the $1 billion mark with regularity. As a matter of fact, in the span of five days, three of this summer’s biggest hits – Spider-Man: Far From Home, Aladdin, and The Lion King – reached the milestone. The not-so-exclusive club is now up to 43 movies, many of which were released this past decade.
After two months in theaters, the Pixar sequel currently has box office earnings of $1.001 billion, the fifth Disney film to cross the $1 billion milestone this year alone. While currently the eighth highest-earning animated film of all time, it is not expected to match the $1.06 billion earned by Toy Story 3 in 2010 at the combined global box office.
Toy Story 4 has currently earned $421.8 million domestically and $579.9 million overseas, with its largest foreign market being Japan, where it has earned $76.5 million. The film is scheduled to open later this year in Germany and Scandinavia to further bolster its overseas box office totals.
There’s truly no slowing down Disney, and they have a couple of more major films on the way. It would be a true surprise if Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker weren’t able to make $1 billion by the time their respective runs ended.
Directed by Josh Cooley, Toy Story 4 stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Keanu Reeves, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Tony Hale.