Universal Posts Its Best Year Ever at Worldwide Box Office

Todd Cunningham
The Wrap
Universal Posts Its Best Year Ever at Worldwide Box Office

Universal Pictures said Thursday that 2012 will mark its best year at the worldwide box office in the studio's 100-year history, with global theatrical grosses exceeding $2.927 billion to date. 

Universal broke its domestic record ($1.127 billion) in October, and the studio will surpass its international record ($1.716 billion) on Friday.

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A broad slate helped Universal achieve the feat. Seven films took in more than $200 million worldwide: "Ted," $500 million; "Snow White and the Huntsman," $400 million; "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," $349 million; "Battleship," $307 million; "The Bourne Legacy," $276 million; "American Reunion," $235 million; and "Safe House," $209 million.

Universal had six films claim the top spot at the domestic box office in 2012, led by "Ted," which became the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.

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