The Lion King is not only the king of the jungle, now its the king of animated movies. In fact, The Lion King is now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, dethroning Frozen.
The photorealistic animated reboot of The Lion King, which yes, is still considered “animated,” broke the record with a current worldwide gross of over $1.33 billion, according to CinemaBlend. The film has made $118 million in China alone.
Frozen made a worldwide gross of $1.27 billion back in 2013. Rounding out the top five highest-grossing animated films is Incredibles 2, Minions and Toy Story 3.
The Lion King has yet to break the record for the highest domestic grossing animated film. Last year’s Incredibles 2 currently holds that record with $607.5 million. The Lion King has currently made $473.1 million in the United States and Canada.
The Lion King might also want to watch its back since Frozen 2 will finally hit theaters on November 22. Let’s assume Elsa, Anna, and Olaf aren’t going to let this record go so easily.