What comes to mind when you hear the word “Disney”? It can be barbies, cartoons, breathtaking animations, or your childhood. The answer to the above can be anything but millions of dollars. Disney has been working in Entertainment film for decades, and the credit for making most of our childhood magical goes to it. The first film released by Disney was “Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs,” which hit the world by storm in 1935. The people went crazy by seeing the animated portrayal of the folk tale they used to hear.
Since then, we have had many modern adaptations of the story, but none can match the excitement and surprise brought by the first one. Disney movies are the first choice of any aminated-cinema lover. There is a specific audience for each genre of Disney film. One thing is sure with the Disney release, the houseful cinema. Disney is upgraded with the world, and with the advancement of the OTT release, we can stream movies on all-new Disney plus. Let’s take a look at the top highest-grossing Disney movies of all time.
10. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
No Disney fan is unfamiliar with witty “Jack Sparrow.” He makes jokes, makes stupid mistakes, and annoys his mates but still makes way for himself. In other words, he is a genius and one of the most beloved Disney characters. The overall Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is highly profitable for Disney. Dead Man’s Chest is the second installment in the series and the most grossing movie of not just the franchise but the year 2006.
Gross earnings: $1.066 billion
9. Toy Story 4
All the toy story fans had to wait for this film for six years. And it is wise to say that all the wait was worth it. Our favorite toys went on to have new adventures in the film. They have to adjust with Bonnie, and we get to meet the new toy called Forky. The film was directed by Josh Cooley, and the screenplay was written by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom.
Gross earnings: $1.073 billion
There is a never-ending list of Disney movies in which a princess is in need of getting rescued and searching for her one true love. This basic storyline for many Disney movies has sometimes invited criticism. However, Frozen is all about breaking the stereotypes and portraying a princess in a decisive role. Frozen was different from any other Disney film. Instead of portraying the romance between Prince and princess, it was about the love and bond shared between two sisters and how they survive in the cruel world.
Gross earnings: $1.281 billion
7. Beauty And The Beast
Beauty and the beast is the remake of one of the classic Disney movies released in 1991. The film got released in 2017 and featured the Harry Potter fame, Emma Watson as Beauty and Dan Stevens as Beast. All the harry potter fans were excited to see Emma in yet another fantasy film. Although the 1991 release was the animated one, this film was better at each step. From VFX used to the star cast, everything was marvelous.
Gross earnings: $1.27 billion
6. Frozen 2
After the massive success of the first part, Disney has to come with the second. There is no way Elsa’s reign would end with the first part. The film starts with a flashback. Once King Agnarr’s father, Runeard, made a treaty with the neighboring tribe called Northuldra by building a dam for them in an enchanted forest that was also home to the tribal people. Unfortunately, all did not go as planned, and the fight occurred between the two groups, which resulted in Runeard’s death. Agnarr escaped with the help of a stranger.
Gross earnings: $1.450 billion
5. The Avengers
This is the film that started it all. First, Loki threatens to destroy the Earth, and then Nick Fury is forced to launch the Avengers initiative. This film was created under the MCU name and distributed by Disney Productions. The film has a star cast that is worth seeing. All of them have earned their names in the industry. The talented star cast includes Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, etc.
Gross earnings: $1.518 billion
4. The Lion King
Disney left no stone unturned in creating this 2019 release film. There is no doubt that this one was even better than the original, “The Lion King.” if you look at the extremely successful and popular star voice cast of the film, such as Beyonce, Donald Grover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Earl Jones, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, you will understand the level on which the film was created. The Lion King tells the tale of the powerful Lion family that emerges strongly from every hardship.
Gross earnings: $1.65 billion
3. Avengers: Infinity War
The Infinity War broke all the records of any superhero film and became the first superhero film that crossed the mark of $2 billion in earnings. It is based on the group of Marvel comics, “Avengers.” The film’s basic storyline is superheroes from ‘Avengers’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ join hands to fight against Thanos and not let him collect the Infinity stones. All the efforts put into the film paid off as the audience accepted the concept with open hearts.
Gross earnings: $2.048 billion
2. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
In 2012, Disney made a decision to acquire Lucasfilm, and they celebrated that decision after three years with “The Force Awakens” success. It is the first film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The film was a commercial hit. Be it the fabulous story of the film or the star cast; everything was perfect that took Disney to the steps of success. The film revolves around Finn, Rey, and Poe, who have gained Resistance and Republic’s support and are on a mission to find Luke, the last surviving Jedi.
Gross earnings: $2.07 billion
1. Avengers: Endgame
Endgame is the biggest film ever for Disney. People went crazy on its release and spread their love and appreciation for the film. The sequel to the Avengers: Infinity War, this film took Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios to another level.
There can be no one who does not become Robert’s fan after watching the film. The film is remarkable in the true sense. The film starts 23 days after Thanos did the terrible deed of erasing the half universe. It is also the second-biggest film of all time, just after “Avatar.”
Gross earnings: $2.79 billion