Disney movies make a lot of money.
It’s a law of nature, a guiding principle for the movie industry.
As the company gobbles up more and more properties, the constant churn of new Disney content at theaters has only increased, with new family-friendly films hitting screens every season.
Among all the Disney films come and gone, here are the top earners of all time.
10 Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens (buried in CGI fur) team up on this remake of the Disney classic, capitalizing on nostalgia and a new generation of fans to bring in over a billion dollars in global sales.
9 Frozen (2013)
Buoyed by the infectious tune of “Let It Go”, Disney’s wintery tale worked its way under the skin of millions of moviegoers, adding up to nearly $1.3 billion in ticket sales. “Frozen” has also had a profound effect on real-life tourism.
8 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
The eighth film chronologically in the main “Star Wars” series also clocks in at number eight among Disney’s top financial performers.
7 Black Panther (2018)
It’s a big deal for a film starring a mostly black cast to rank so high on Disney’s charts, especially since it will encourage studios to fund projects in the future that also portray powerful people of color in superhero roles.
6 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The sequel to the original “Avengers” film, 2015’s “Age of Ultron” proved the continued might of the all-star superhero franchise, with $1.4 billion in global box office sales.
5 The Avengers (2012)
The original assembly of Avengers superheroes grossed a cool $1.5 billion. It forever changed the way viewers consume superhero movies, launching a stream of team-ups and crossovers within the Marvel universe that bank of star appeal and constant cross-branding.
4 The Lion King (2019)
Viewers were pretty excited about this cartoon reboot when it was first announced that Donald Glover and Beyonce would voice the starring roles. Plus, with James Earl Jones reappearing as Mufasa, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner coming on as Pumbaa and Timon, and John Oliver as Zazu, it’s no surprise the killer cast brought in $1.6 billion.
3 Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Another year, another insanely popular “Avengers” movie. The first part of the war for the Infinity Stones put up $2 billion over its long run in theaters. Snaps for Disney!
2 Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
The only possible competition for “Avengers” movies on the medal podium, the first of the new generation “Star Wars” films in 2015 brought in just $20 million more than “Infinity War”. You know, just $20 mill.
1 Avengers: Endgame (2019)
The top Disney movie is also the top-grossing movie of all time. The “Avengers” finale was simply unbeatable, and will likely remain unchallenged for that top spot for some time to come.