Disney‘s live-action adaptation of The Lion King has surpassed Frozen’s $1.276 billion international taking to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. The remake has made an estimated $1.334 billion worldwide in its 24 days of release.
Interestingly, Disney has not been referring to the film as an animation but a “live-action” movie. If we count it as such, it’s outperformed Beauty and the Beast ($1.263 billion) as the highest-grossing live-action musical of all time to become Walt Disney’s biggest live-action movie ever. It’s also Disney’s biggest non-Marvel or Star Wars film.
Jon Favreau’s remake has surged passed Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom ($1.309 billion), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($1.332 billion) and is on its way to beat Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II ($1.341 billion).