The Lion King DETHRONES Frozen to become the highest grossing animated film of all time

The Lion King has shattered the ice and emerged to become the highest-grossing animated film of all-time. The Disney movie surpassed the box office collection of Frozen.
The Lion King DETHRONES Frozen to become the highest grossing animated film of all timeThe Lion King DETHRONES Frozen to become the highest grossing animated film of all time
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Elsa would probably be singing, "Let It Go," for she and the other cast of Frozen had to let go the record for the highest-grossing animated film of all-time title the weekend. The animated movie, which released in 2013, held the record for six long years before Simba came to the big screen with The Lion King and shattered the record. With the weekend earnings, the Jon Favreau directorial has now become the highest-grossing animated movie of all-time, dethroning Frozen. 

According to box office collections shared by Box Office Mojo, The Lion King projected a collection of a $1.3 billion approximately at the worldwide front. Frozen collected $1.2 billion at the time of its release. Given the recent collection, The Lion King has officially become the highest-grossing animated film of all-time. 

For those wondering if The Lion King is a "live-action" or not, let us clarify that the remake is considered as a "photorealistic" computer-animated remake. By that explanation, The Lion King falls under the animation category. With The Lion King topping the highest-grossing movie of all-time and Frozen coming second, Incredibles 2 stands at third with $1.242 billion, and Minions at $1.15 billion stands behind the two movies. The list also features Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 3, Finding Dory, and Zootopia.

The Lion King earned $473.1 million in the US while it collected a whopping $861.5 million overseas. The Lion King recorded the second-biggest collection in China. In India, The Lion King has collected Rs 150.09 crore, nett. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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