Frozen 2 has overtaken its predecessor to be named the highest-grossing animated movie in history.

The 2019 sequel, starring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, has generated an enormous $1.33 billion at the global box office, pushing the original 2013 Disney musical into second place with $1.28 billion.

Third place in the list is Incredibles 2, which grossed $1.24 billion, followed by Minions which took $1.16 billion

Although Disney’s reboot of The Lion King took in a massive $1.65billion last year (2019), the film is technically counted as a “live-action remake” rather than an animated movie, so is omitted from the list.

Frozen 2: The highest grossing animated movie in history

As Frozen and Incredibles are both Disney franchises, the studio has secured the top three animated slots. Frozen 2 was also the third-biggest film of 2019, after Disney’s Avengers: Endgame which raked in $2.79 billion and The Lion King, rounding off a hugely successful year for the company.

Cast:

Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift -- the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom -- an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.

Box office: $1.034 billion

Release date: 22 November 2019




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