Film and media giant Disney has long dominated the box office world. While their original animated features and live-action films gave Disney their claim to fame, their recent ventures have proven to be some of their most successful films. After acquiring both Marvel and Star Wars, as well as setting out to produce live-action versions of their animated classics, Disney has created a large arsenal of high grossing movies.
We’ve compiled a list of the highest-grossing Disney movies – some of which may come as a surprise for longtime Disney fans!
10. “Frozen” (2013)
Pixar’s “Frozen” was the smash-hit nobody saw coming. A favorite of children worldwide, parents will found it hard to escape the film’s original hit “Let It Go” for years. Princesses Elsa and Anna experience tragedy after their parents tragically pass away. The princesses must learn to how to grapple with each other, as well as Elsa’s ice powers.
Gross Worldwide: $1,274,219,009
9. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017)
The second in the newest Star Wars trilogy, Rey seeks the help of Jedi legend Luke Skywalker in order to bring down Kylo Ren and the New Order.
Gross Worldwide: $1,332,539,889
8. “Black Panther” (2018)
Marvel finally takes fans to Wakanda in this 2018 hit. T’Challa must return to Wakanda after the death of his father and assume the Black Panther mantle in order to save his people from the forces that threaten them.
Gross Worldwide: $1,346,913,161
7. “Frozen II” (2019)
The sequel to 2013’s hit “Frozen”, “Frozen II” has since gone on to be the highest-grossing animated film to date. Elsa continues to feel like an outcast in the kingdom of Arendelle. Following the voices that call to her, Elsa and her friends embark on a journey of self-discovery.
Gross Worldwide $1,402,443,690
6. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)
The sequel to the culmination of Disney’s Marvel films effort, 2012’s “The Avengers”, the stakes appear to be even higher in “Age of Ultron.” Tony Stark activates the Earth defense force Ultron, sentient AI that has gone awry and is now bent on human extinction. The Avengers are in for a fight like never before as they find themselves in Sokovia with new additions Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
Gross Worldwide: $1,402,805,868
5. “The Avengers” (2012)
The film that brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe together and sparked a global phenomenon, 2012’s “The Avengers” finally assembles the super team. In an effort to defeat Loki, now wielding the destructive Tesseract, Nick Cage of S.H.I.E.L.D. unites the heroes in a battle New York is not likely to forget anytime soon.
Gross Worldwide: $1,518,812,988
4. “The Lion King” (2019)
Following the success of Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast”, “The Lion King” remake smashed box office records. Telling the classic tale of Simba, a young lion who must search for his own way in the world after the death of his father Mufasa, Simba must return to Pride Rock when his uncle’s rule threatens his people and learn what it truly means to be king.
Gross Worldwide: $1,654,735,262
3. “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)
Aware of Thanos, the time has come for The Avengers to assemble and challenge him face to face. Confronting his evil plot to collect the Infinity Stones and destroy half of the universe’s population, The Avengers have their work cut out for them.
Gross Worldwide: $2,048,359,754
2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015)
The Star Wars revival follows force-sensitive orphan Rey, as well as resistance pilot Poe and former stormtrooper Finn, in their efforts to take down the burgeoning First Order.
Gross Worldwide: $2,068,223,624
1. “Avengers: Endgame” (2019)
The ultimate culmination of the Marvel movies to date, The Avengers must make up for their defeat at the hands of Thanos. Dealing with the aftermath of losing half of the population of the universe, the Avengers must undo the damage that has been done while facing their toughest opponent yet.
Gross Worldwide: $2,797,800,564