Disney/Pixar's 'Ratatouille' Races Past the $600 Million Mark at the Worldwide Box Office; Best Reviewed Film of the Year is Second Biggest Disney/Pixar Release of All-Time Internationally
Source: The Walt Disney StudiosBURBANK, Calif., Nov 19, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Disney/Pixar's "Ratatouille," the best reviewed movie of 2007, raced past the $600 million mark at the worldwide box office over the weekend, and now stands as the second biggest international release of all-time for a Disney/Pixar production, it was announced today by Mark Zoradi, president, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group.
The film's worldwide cume climbed to $602.6 million over the latest three-day period (11/16-18/07). With its international gross-to-date of $396.5 million, "Ratatouille" now stands as the fifth most popular film released this year and the top grossing non-sequel. The film ranks as the #1 animated release in 17 international territories and is the #1 film of the year (including all categories) in France. The film is expected to pass the $400 million international plateau sometime during the week, making it the sixth release from Disney (live-action or animated) to achieve this milestone. Amongst all animated titles ever released in industry history, "Ratatouille" is only the third non-sequel to cross this threshold. "Ratatouille" also becomes the ninth release from Disney to pass the $600 million global mark, an achievement unmatched by any other Studio. Domestically, "Ratatouille" has posted an impressive gross-to-date of $206.1 million.
Commenting on the announcement, Zoradi said, "Not only is 'Ratatouille' the best reviewed movie released this year, it now has the distinction of being one of Disney's all-time biggest global releases. We are so proud of this latest achievement from Pixar and director Brad Bird, and enormously gratified that audiences all over the world responded in such a big way to this beautiful, intelligent, entertaining, and highly original film. The success of 'Ratatouille' in the international marketplace is nothing short of phenomenal and we're thrilled that the film has claimed the #1 spot for the year in some of the top markets."