Give a new crown to "The Lion King."
Disney's new version of its animated classic already passed past $1 billion at the global box office. Now, it has another achievement to roar about: It bounded past "Frozen" to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time.
Last weekend, the remake added $71.4 million for a grand total of $1.33 billion, surpassing "Frozen’s" haul of $1.27 billion.
"The Lion King" debuted on July 19 with a massive $185 million opening weekend. It became the fourth member of the billion-dollar Disney club this year, after "Captain Marvel," "Avengers: Endgame," and the live-action remake of "Aladdin."
The remake deploys photorealistic CGI and features an all-star cast including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Seth Rogen as warthog Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as meerkat Timon, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and James Earl Jones once again as Mufasa.
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny on the plains of Africa. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother -- and former heir to the throne -- has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is soon ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. Now, with help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba must figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Read More