Remember when all anyone could talk about was Walt Disney Co.’s (NYSE:DIS) mega-flop The Lone Ranger? Well, it turns out that it wasn’t nearly the disaster it had appeared to be as Disney set its all time record at the global box office on Tuesday.
Disney set the record as strong returns for its newest Disney-Marvel film Thor: The Dark World surpassed early projections and has continued to perform strongly overseas. That means that the studio’s previous record, 2010′s $3.791 billion, has fallen while Disney still has over a month and a half of the holiday theater climate to push the record even further — not to mention the impending release of Delivery Man, Frozen, and Saving Mr. Banks.
The newest record comes after Disney set its previous all time record at the international box office in early November — a record of $2.302 billion, also set in 2010. Here’s a list of the four films that have sent Disney to record highs this year.