Walt Disney Pictures is known for creating some of the most iconic films in history. From its classics back in the day to more modern films including Pirates of the Caribbean, the studio has raked in millions of dollars.
As part of their Movie Production Companies report, the broadband team at Uswitch have crunched the numbers to reveal which films brought in the most money at the worldwide box office, and some of the answers may surprise you.
So if you are ready to tune into the magic that is Walt Disney Pictures check out the list below:
Lion King (2019) – £1,191,163,264
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Topping the list was the remake of Disney’s classic The Lion King that was released in 2019. After the success of the Jungle Book, Jon Favreau was back again to reimagine another Disney classic and managed to rake in a whopping £1.1 billion – the most a Walt Disney Pictures film has made.
Not only this but the film included a star-studded lineup with Donald Glover as Simba and Beyonce as the voice of Nala.
Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) – £958,982,319
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Next on the list was the second instalment of the latest Star Wars trilogy – The Last Jedi. The film managed to gross over £900 million at the box office and even received four nominations at the 90th academy awards.
The film follows Rey as she seeks help from Luke Skywalker in the hopes of gaining an advantage for The Resistance against The First Order.
Beauty and the Beast (2017) – £903,187,416
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Another remake that made it into the list of highest-grossing films ever for Walt Disney Pictures was the tale as old as time – Beauty and the Beast. In 2017 the studio rebooted the classic along with a stellar cast including Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.
The new version of Beauty and the Beast smashed box office records when it debuted in theatres and has gone on to make £903 million at the worldwide box office.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – £772,117,485
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Star Wars proved popular among fans again with the final episode of the Skywalker saga: The Rise of Skywalker. The film follows on from the second movie with Rey, Finn and Poe as they embark on a final mission to take down Kylo Ren.
Despite being criticised as an unsatisfying ending to the trilogy the movie managed to gross over £772 million dollars at the worldwide box office, making it Walt Disney Pictures fourth most successful movie.
Toy Story 3 (2010) – £769,000,027
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The third movie in the Toy Story series found its way to success back in 2010 managing to rake in £769 million dollars at the worldwide box office.
Though it’s also made by Pixar Studios, the film which follows Woody and the gang’s attempt to get back home after accidentally being donated to daycare managed to chart its way into Walt Disney Pictures most successful movies of all time.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) – £766,876,421
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Who doesn’t love pirate movies? Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest proved the biggest treasure of them all after it managed to rake in over £766 million dollars at the worldwide box office making it Disney’s biggest film of 2006.
The movie acts as a sequel to the original movie The Black Pearl and follows the gang as they battle Captain Jack’s new nemesis, Davy Jones.
Aladdin (2019) – £752,954,565
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Disney’s live-action remakes proved popular once again among fans, but this time it was Aladdin that made a whopping £752 million at the box office.
Directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch, The Gentlemen) the film was almost guaranteed to be a hit among fans with a cast including Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Will Smith taking on the role of the genie originated by Robin Williams.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) – £752,385,851
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Just creeping into Walt Disney Pictures top ten was Pirates of the Caribbean’s fourth instalment On Stranger Tides.
Despite the film having a mixed reaction among fans and reviewers, its new additions to the cast including Penélope Cruz proved successful with the movie making £752 million at the worldwide box office.
Alice in Wonderland (2010) – £737,661,392
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The remake of Alice and Wonderland was the first of Disney’s moves to live-action films back in 2010. Based on Lewis Carroll’s novels the Tim-burton directed film earned £737 million at the box office worldwide.
Mia Wasikowska starred as Alice alongside Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Alan Rickman as The Blue Caterpillar.
Zootopia (2016) – £723,834,890
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Zootopia also crossed the £700 million mark back in 2016 after its theatrical release. The film follows an unlikely friendship between a rabbit cop and a red fox as they uncover the mystery of missing predators in the city.
The film also had a pretty impressive cast including Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman and Idris Elba.