Disney’s animated movie Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated film in history. After another weekend in the Top 10 box office charts, the movie has now made $1.325 billion worldwide. The 2013 original Frozen was the previous highest-grossing animated movie with $1.274 billion worldwide.
Another Disney movie, the new Lion King, made $1.65 billion at the global box office, though this film is officially categorized by Disney as live-action instead of animated.
A total of nine animated movies have crossed $1 billion at the box office throughout history, and Disney has produced seven of them. The only exceptions are Minions ($1.16 billion) and Despicable Me 3 ($1.035 billion), both of which were produced by Illumination and Universal. Those are the companies that are making the new Mario movie with Nintendo for release in 2022.
You can see the full Top 10 list of highest-grossing animated movies below.
Frozen 2 is not only the highest-grossing animated movie of all-time but also one of the top earners across all categories this year and throughout history. It is the third most commercially successful film of 2019, only behind two other Disney movies, The Lion King ($1.65 billion) and Avengers: Endgame ($2.79 billion). With $1.325 billion, Frozen 2 is now the 14th biggest movie in history in terms of box office results.
Highest-Grossing Animated Movies Of All Time
- Frozen 2 — $1.325 billion
- Frozen — $1.274 billion
- Incredibles 2 — $1.242 billion
- Minions — $1.16 billion
- Toy Story 4 — $1.073 billion
- Toy Story 3 — $1.066 billion
- Despicable Me 3 — $1.034 billion
- Finding Dory — $1.028 billion
- Zootoptia — $1.023 billion
- Despicable Me 2 — $970.8 billion