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'Aquaman,' 'A Star Is Born' Propel Warner Bros. to 2018 Global Box Office Record (EXCLUSIVE)

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04.01.2019

Thanks to the smash successes of “Aquaman,” “A Star Is Born,” and “The Meg,” Warner Bros. capped off 2018 with a new milestone. The studio had its biggest year to date at the worldwide box office, crossing $5.6 billion in ticket sales.

That number outpaced the record set last year ($39.8 billion) by 6%. Both domestic and international markets contributed to the boost in ticket sales, putting the studio behind Disney at No 2. in terms of market share.

The studio’s North American box office bounty crossed $11.9 billion, up 7% from last year and eclipsing its previous record of $11.4 billion in 2016. Overseas, Warner Bros. generated $30.3 billion, an uptick of 6% from 2017’s benchmark of $28.7 billion.

The improvement was due in part to foreign markets, where Warner Bros. saw........

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