Disney’s Ratatouille crosses $600 mn mark


MUMBAI: Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille has raced past the $600 million score 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.


The film’s worldwide collection climbed to $602.6 million over the latest three-day period. 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 number one animated release in 17 international territories and is the number one 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. In the US, Ratatouille has posted an impressive gross-to-date of $206.1 million.


Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group, president, Mark 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.”