The Lion King remake has crossed $1.3 billion at the international box office, officially beating out Frozen’s $1.27 billion to become the top-grossing animated film of all time. Released on July 19, the remake has already grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, notching its latest record over the weekend after scooping up an additional $20 million.
While the film may not fit perfectly into the definition of either genre, it is highly lucrative—one of Disney’s biggest hits in a year when the studio has seen multiple films hit the billion-dollar mark.
Its $1.3 billion cumulative take places the film ahead of previous animated record-holder Frozen, which earned $1.276 billion. Perhaps the upcoming ice-princess sequel will bump The Lion King from the throne once it hits theatres this November.
By: Damilola Faustino