The Lion King overtakes Frozen as Disney's biggest animated movie ever

CNET | 8/11/2019 | Jennifer Bisset
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2019's The Lion King really is top of the movie kingdom.

Disney's latest in its line of lucrative "live-action" remakes is setting all kinds of records. After beating its 1994 source material at the box office (what's inflation?), 2019's The Lion King has now overtaken Frozen to become the highest grossing animated movie of all time.

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The Lion King hit a worldwide gross of approximately $1.3 billion this weekend to surpass Frozen's $1.2 billion.

How does it fit into the animation category? With its photorealistic computer animation, which largely split critics because it hampered the lions' emotional expression compared to the classic cartoon. Still, that hasn't slowed The Lion King down: It's now also the No. 1 Disney remake ever.

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And its run isn't over yet. Part of its success since opening in early July are its huge international numbers. Domestically in the US and Canada, it's still behind the Incredibles 2 and Finding Dory, though it's not far...
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