Fox Filmed Ent. reached an industry-high $3,559,521,971 in worldwide box office for 2006. This is the biggest worldwide box office gross for any slate of pictures in the history of the movie business, according to the studio.
The milestone was a combined result of strong contributions from all of Fox's existing production divisions, which delivered a diverse slate of pictures from tentpole films such as the animated ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN and X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.
Among the milestones in this historic achievement, the studio surpassed $2 billion in international receipts for the second time.
The studio began its banner year with Twentieth Century Fox Animation/Blue Sky's ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN reaching more than $644 million in worldwide ticket sales -- topping all other animated features released in 2006.
X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, the final chapter in the studio's phenomenally successful X-MEN trilogy, attained a worldwide box office of $456 million.
FFE finished the year with two vfx-laden films: ERAGON, which has grossed more than $170 million worldwide so far and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM, which has grossed more than $127 million in domestic box office. The Ben Stiller comedy has opened in only a few international territories, but has already amassed an impressive $60 million in these early engagements.
Fox Filmed Ent. produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Atomic and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.