To wit:(Spoiler alert: BIG WINNER: DISNEY ).
The Lion King 2019 may not look like a traditional animated movie, but it's now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
I know we're not supposed to call it "live-action," even though The Lion King gets lumped in with all of Disney's live-action remakes. The new movie is considered a "photorealistic" computer-animated remake of the 1994 animated classic. So it still falls in the animation category. But even if you refuse to see it that way, The Lion King is also now the #1 Disney remake, period.
Disney wins either way, but just this weekend, The Lion King managed to pass the worldwide grosses of Incredibles 2 and Frozen, dethroning Frozen as the highest-grossing animated movie ever.
It's especially impressive when you realize The Lion King is far from done.
Behind Frozen is 2018's Incredibles 2 at $1.242 billion, and Minions at $1.15 billion, then Toy Story 3, Despicable Me 3, Finding Dory, and Zootopia.