Fox Shatters Box Office Record With Over $5.5 Billion Worldwide

Thanks to “Gone Girl,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” Twentieth Century Fox has shattered the global box office record, earning more than $5.5 billion in 2014.

That’s an improvement of more than $350 million from the previous industry benchmark, which was set by Paramount in 2011.

Internationally, Fox grossed $3.73 billion, marking an industrywide high.

The studio’s domestic arm posted $1.79 billion in receipts. That’s not a record for the movie business, but it is Fox’s best year ever.

All told, eight of the studio’s films passed the $100 million mark Stateside and 13 trumped that figure overseas. The studio’s hits included “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Rio 2,” “The Maze Runner” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” which it released through its distribution deal with DreamWorks Animation.

Fox’s record came in a lackluster year for the overall business, one that saw domestic ticket sales fall by more than 5%.

Not everything Fox touched turned to gold. Its holiday offerings, “Exodus: Gods & Kings” and “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” have struggled at the domestic box office and are leaning heavily on foreign crowds in pursuit of profitability.

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