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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
TypeDivision of Walt Disney Studios
IndustryMotion pictures
When it was created1953; 66 years ago (1953) (as Buena Vista Film Distribution Company, Inc.)
Headquarters500 S. Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California
, United States
Key peopleDave Hollis (Vice-president)[1]
ServicesFilm distribution and marketing
Parent
Divisions
WebsiteWalt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is an American company part of the The Walt Disney Company.[2] It deliveries moves across the world.

It deals with promotion for films produced by the numerous studios produced by the company.[3]

The changed its name from[3]Buena Vista Pictures Distribution to ins current name. It had used its previous name since 1987.[4]

History[change | change source]

Buena Vista Pictures Distribution[change | change source]

Before 1953, Walt Disney's productions were distributed by Columbia Pictures, United Artists and RKO Radio Pictures.[3] However, a dispute led to Walt and his older brother Roy O. Disney to form its wholly owned subsidiary, the Buena Vista Film Distribution Company, Inc. (BVDC), to handle North American distribution of their own products.[3] .[5]

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For the November 1995 Toy Story premiere, Disney rented the Hollywood Masonic Temple — adjacent to the El Capitan Theatre — for Totally Toy Story, a multimedia funhouse and a promotional event for the movie.[8] In July 1998, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution purchased the Hollywood Masonic Temple building to continue using it as a promotional venue.[9]

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As of June 30, 2004, BVI and Gaumont dissolved their French distribution joint venture, Gaumont Buena Vista International.[11] Buena Vista International agreed to a distribution deal with MegaStar Joint Venture Company Limited in April 2006 for the Vietnam market.[12]

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures[change | change source]

In April 2007, Disney discontinued using the Buena Vista moniker in its distribution branding.[3] In 2009, Disney started an agreement DreamWorks Studios; the deal called for an estimated 30 films over a five-year period from DreamWorks and would be released under the Touchstone Pictures label.[13] The distribution deal will end in August 2016. after DreamWorks and Disney decided to not renew their agreement in December 2015, with Universal Pictures replacing Disney as DreamWorks' distributor.[14][15].[16][17][18]

Distribution[change | change source]

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released the most films that have crossed the $1-billion-mark (nine, in worldwide grosses) among major Hollywood studios, with eight of the twenty highest-grossing films of all time being distributed by Disney.[19] [20][21][22] [23][24] In 2015, Disney achieved its largest yearly box-office gross worldwide and in North America.[25][26].[27]

The company distributes all feature films produced by the Walt Disney Studios, other Disney film units and some third-party studios including:

Currently distributed[28] Formerly distributed Tertiary distribution deals

Highest-grossing films[change | change source]

Highest-grossing films in North America
Rank Title Year Studio label Box office gross
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Lucasfilm $936,519,683
2 The Avengers 2012 Marvel $623,357,910
3 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 Marvel $459,005,868
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Disney $423,315,812
5 The Lion King 1994 Disney $422,783,777
6 Toy Story 3 2010 Disney/Pixar $415,004,880
7 Iron Man 3 2013 Marvel $409,013,994
8 Frozen 2013 Disney $400,738,009
9 Finding Nemo 2003 Disney/Pixar $380,843,261
10 Inside Out 2015 Disney/Pixar $356,002,827
11 Alice in Wonderland 2010 Disney $334,191,110
12 Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 Marvel $333,176,600
13 Zootopia 2016 Disney $332,515,562
14 The Jungle Book 2016 Disney $315,289,618
15 Captain America: Civil War 2016 Marvel $310,545,889
16 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Disney $309,420,425
17 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Disney $305,413,918
18 The Sixth Sense 1999 Hollywood $293,506,292
19 Up 2009 Disney/Pixar $293,004,164
20 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 Disney $291,710,957
21 Monsters, Inc. 2001 Disney/Pixar $289,916,256
22 Toy Story 2 1999 Disney/Pixar $276,554,625
23 Monsters University 2013 Disney/Pixar $268,492,764
24 The Incredibles 2004 Disney/Pixar $261,441,092
25 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 Marvel $259,766,572
Highest-grossing films worldwide
Rank Title Year Studio label Box office gross
1 Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2015 Lucasfilm $2,066,376,683
2 The Avengers 2012 Marvel $1,519,557,910
3 Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 Marvel $1,405,805,868
4 Frozen 2013 Disney $1,279,852,693
5 Iron Man 3 2013 Marvel $1,215,439,994
6 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Disney $1,066,179,725
7 Toy Story 3 2010 Disney/Pixar $1,063,171,911
8 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011 Disney $1,045,713,802
9 Alice in Wonderland 2010 Disney $1,025,467,110
10 The Lion King 1994 Disney $987,483,777
11 Captain America: Civil War 2016 Marvel $981,945,889
12 Zootopia 2016 Disney $971,515,562
13 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 2007 Disney $963,420,425
14 Finding Nemo 2003 Disney/Pixar $936,743,261
15 Inside Out 2015 Disney/Pixar $851,175,046
16 The Jungle Book 2016 Disney $832,189,618
17 Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 Marvel $774,176,600
18 Maleficent 2014 Disney $758,410,378
19 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 2005 Disney $745,013,115
20 Monsters University 2013 Disney/Pixar $743,559,607
21 Up 2009 Disney/Pixar $731,342,744
22 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 Marvel $714,766,572
23 The Sixth Sense 1999 Hollywood $672,806,292
24 Big Hero 6 2014 Disney $657,827,828
25 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 Disney $654,264,015

—Includes theatrical reissue(s).

Notes[change | change source]

  1. ^ Disney's most recent Studio Ghibli theatrical release in North America was The Wind Rises in 2014 (thru the Touchstone Pictures banner).[40][41] GKIDS has since distributed all subsequent new Studio Ghibli releases in North America.[42][43]

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External links[change | change source]

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