Last year's total eclipsed the previous record of $11.14
billion in 2015.
The crop of blockbuster movies in 2016 was topped by "Finding
Dory," which tallied $486.3 million in sales in the United
States and Canada, comScore said.
The latest Star Wars movie, "Rogue One," finished the year in
second place, but it was only released on Dec. 16 in the United
States and continues to enjoy strong sales.
Disney had six of North America's top 10 grossing movies in 2016
and all of the top three, including "Captain America: Civil
War," which took in $408 million, according to comScore.
"Forgetful fish, super-heroes, household pets and space
travelers led the charge in a year that was marked by an
incredibly diverse selection of films from every genre and of
every size and scope from all the studios," comScore's senior
media analyst, Paul Dergarabedian, said in a news release on
(Reporting by Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Peter Cooney)
[© 2017 Thomson Reuters. All rights
Copyright 2017 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.