The Top Grossing Disney Movies of All Time

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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

10 Little Known Facts About Walt Disney

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Walt Disney is one of the most famous people in entertainment history. Despite his fame, there are a lot of nuggets to uncover from the man’s past. We’ll take a look at ten things that might surprise you about Mr. Disney.

1. Walt comes from a humble background

One of the Walt Disney facts is that Walt Disney was brought up in a very humble setting. Born on December 5th, 1901, in Chicago, he was the fourth born in a family of five. When he was four, his family moved to Missouri. He then began drawing with encouragement from his aunt. The family later relocated to Kansas, where Walt helped his father in newspaper deliveries. At 16, Walt had to join the Red Cross in helping World War I soldiers. He forged his birth certificate to meet the required age of 17.

2. Walt was the voice of Micky Mouse

After World War I, Walt left for Kansas to become a newspaper cartoonist. He was unlucky but found a job in making adverts for magazines and movies. Walt gained interest in animations and opened a studio, Laugh-O-Gram, in 1922. He shut the studio in 1923 and moved to Hollywood, together with his brother, and formed the Disney Studios. Walt lost almost all his staff in a corporate dispute in 1927. He created the character Mickey Mouse in 1928 but was initially known as Mortimer Mouse.

3. During world war II, Disney created propaganda films

Disney employees made educational films like the 1942 short animation, The New Spirit. Disney Studios also created training films for the United States military.

4. Disney films are characterized by absentee mothers

An occurrent feature in Disney films is absentee mothers. A lot of people believe that the lack of mothers is due to his mothers’ death. After his mother’s death, Walt suffered from guilt and anguish. The show Snow White became a success, and Walt bought a new house for his parents. However, the house had a broken heating system. Therefore, this resulted in the death of his mother through Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

5. Walt was fascinated by trains

Walt had a fascination with trains since his father and uncle had spent a lot of time on railroads. He would, later on, build model train sets as he relaxed from a tiresome day. Consequently, Walt had a half a mile tracks around his property. He also has train engineers’ clothes which he could wear and give visitor rides.

6. He had no significant plans for Disneyland

Walt intended to build a small amusement park. However, he became more ambitious for a large theme park. After considering population growth, weather, and transportation, he embarked on a mission to create Disneyland. The construction lies on a 160-acre piece of land. In just a month, the visitors had reached half a million despite trouble during the opening day.

7. He has won more awards than anyone else

Disney has won more awards than anyone in history. He holds a record of 22 Oscar wins as well as 59 nominations. He won the best short subject category (cartoon), which Disney won for the next seven years. Disney has received four Honorary Oscars in addition to the other five Oscar categories.

8. He almost built a ski resort

After launching Disney Land, Walt’s next big project was a ski resort in Mineral King Valley, California. His plan was a vacation home in six areas, all surrounding a base village. Although the forest service and the Governor of California had agreed, Walt, unfortunately, passed on. The company agreed to handle a project at a time. They decide to first complete Disney World.

9. Walt’s last words have not yet been decrypted

Before breathing out his last, he scribbled the words, Kurt Russel, on a piece of paper. No one has ever known what these words mean. Kurt Russel, however, featured in The Thing and Escape From New York. To Kurt Russel, these words are still a mystery since he was then a child actor who had no fame.

10. Walt Disney was cremated

Being a longtime smoker, Disney was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1966. On December 15, 1966, he died. There were rumors that he was cryogenically frozen. Regardless of these rumors, Disney was cremated, and his ashes stored at the Forest Lawn Cemetery mausoleum.