» Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Is Highest Grossing Animated Film of 2014
Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Is Highest Grossing Animated Film of 2014
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6" has scored a new achievement as it has been named the
highest-grossing animated movie of 2014, taking in USD 620 million
The Oscar-winning movie earned a total of USD 221 million in the
US alone, thus becoming Walt Disney Animation Studios' third
biggest domestic release of all time.
Even greater, the film's worldwide total has successfully
surpassed that of "Tangled", making it the studio's third biggest
global release after "Frozen (2013)" and "The Lion King".
In China, "Big Hero 6" has become Disney's biggest animated
release, earning USD 51 million since being released in the country
on February 28. In foreign markets Korea, Russia, and Japan,
meanwhile, the big screen feature became the second biggest
animated release by Disney, grossing more than $75 million in the
so-called "Land of the Rising Sun".
In Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia, it was the top
animated release of all time. Based on Marvel comics of the same
name, "Big Hero 6" tells the story of "the special bond that
develops between Baymax, a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy
Hiro Hamada as they team up with a group of friends to form a band
of high-tech heroes."
The film, directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, debuted in
theaters on November 7, 2014 and won the Academy Award for Best
Animated Feature Film last month.