Rounding out a record-breaking year for Disney, Frozen 2 has added another accolade to Disney's string of box office achievements. Not satisfied with 2019 producing the biggest movie ever made with Avengers Endgame, Frozen 2 has now become the highest-grossing animated film. The long-awaited animated sequel surpassed its predecessor over the weekend and is currently sitting on a global tally of $1.3 billion and counting. Back in 2013, Frozen enchanted $1.27 billion from audiences all over the world. In the passing years, Incredibles 2 and Minions got close, but Frozen's title was held until the sequel knocked it off.
Disney's 2019 was home to six movies that made more than $1 billion at the global box office, The Rise of Skywalker is mere days away from making it seven. The once in a generation year for Disney kicked off with Captain Marvel in March followed by the biggest movie of all time, Avengers Endgame in April. Barely a month later the live-action Aladdin remake cast its spell over audiences and an emotional farewell to Woody, Buzz, and the gang with Toy Story 4 landed over the summer. Before viewers had time to say Hakuna Matata, The Lion King roared its way to a global haul of more than $1.6 billion.
As Jon Favreau's Lion King contains photorealistic animals, technically it should still be classed as an animated film. Be that as it may, Disney still classes the movie as 'live-action', even if it absolutely isn't. Either way, Disney still holds the title of the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Naturally, talk has already turned to a third entry in the franchise, which given the massive box office returns seems inevitable. Disney hasn't confirmed that Frozen 3 is going to happen, but let's face it, this won't be the last we see of the Frozen characters on the big screen.