U.S. Box Office Smashes Records

The U.S. box office made $3.33 billion in revenue during the April to June segment, its largest quarter in history, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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February 14, 2019

U.S. Box Office Smashes Records

The U.S. box office made $3.33 billion in revenue during the April to June segment, its largest quarter in history, according to

The Hollywood Reporter

.

June saw the highest returns with $1.268 billion in sales, a 19 percent increase compared to the same period last year and 2.5 percent more than the record set in 2013, an amount of $1.236 billion.

April also saw high profits with ticket sales reaching $1 billion. May also saw noteworthy increases.

Experts credit summer blockbusters like Disney and Pixar's

Incredibles 2

, which grossed and $438.7 million and Universal’s

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

, which raked in $264.8 million, with breaking the record.

Infinity Wars

, which grossed $672.5 million and debuted in April, acquired most of its earnings in May and June.

Disney movies accounted for more than 1.2 billion in domestic earnings, nearly 60 percent of the market share.

The second-biggest single quarter was May-June 2015, when revenue reached $3 billion, led by such films as

Furious 7,

Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World

and

Inside Out.

Summer 2018 earnings are currently pacing 15 percent ahead of last summer, when ticket sales fell to the lowest amount in more than ten years.

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