Disney is one of the largest and most successful companies in the world, and while they have many different businesses from theme parks to television shows, they're most known for their movies. While Disney is primarily known for classic animation, the company has since evolved, creating live-action movies as well.
Because Disney has so many people working for them and a large variety of films being pumped out, there are frequent movies being released. Let's take a look at the 10 most recent films, ranking them based on what they grossed at the box office.
10 Christopher Robin (Box Office: $197,744,377)
Christopher Robin grossed $197,744,377 at the worldwide box office. The fact that this is the lowest-grossing film recently by Disney shows just how powerful the company is. Most movie studios would love to earn this much from their films, so this only highlights Disney's power.
This heartwarming movie is more than worth seeing though, even though it's fairly underrated as far as Disney films go. As a new take on the Winnie The Pooh franchise, Ewan McGregor plays Christopher Robin as an adult as he is reunited with his beloved toy characters as he learns that family is more important than work.
9 Mary Poppins Returns (Box Office: $349,537,494)
Disney made a sequel to the beloved classic, Marry Poppins, and it certainly worked out well, with Mary Poppins Returns earning $349,537,494 at the box office worldwide.
Fans were anxious to see how Emily Blunt's portrayal of the popular nanny would work and it's fair to say she did an amazing job, teaming up with Lin Manuel Miranda for another fantastic musical adventure. With more catchy songs and another emotional story, the movie ended up being a huge success, carrying on Mary Poppins' legacy for a new generation.
8 Dumbo (Box Office: $353,284,621)
Dumbo was yet another movie that Disney decided to create a live-action version of, which has become a trend for the company in recent years. Although this wasn't quite as big of a success as some of the others. The film still performed well, grossing $353,284,621 box office, and it forced the writers to be a little more creative in comparison to other live actions since this wasn't a strict remake.
Because the original Dumbo is one of Disney's shortest films, things had to be added here in order to make this entertaining as a live-action film, with Tim Burton adding his own twist.
7 Maleficent Mistress Of Evil (Box Office: $433,448,714)
The sequel to the original Maleficient live-action made $433,448,714 at the box office, although that tally will rise slightly as the movie hasn't finished its run in theatres around the world, so there's a good chance it could earn even more money.
Continuing the story of the popular Sleeping Beauty villain, Maleficent Mistress Of Evil has once again been a tremendous success for Disney, with fans enjoying the story development of the character. Angelina Jolie reprises her role as Maleficent and helps make the villain somewhat relatable.
6 Ralph Breaks The Internet (Box Office: $529,323,962)
After the popularity and success of Wreck-It Ralph, Disney made a sequel. Ralph Breaks The Internet made $529,323,962 at the box office worldwide. The movie adds new characters and also has some great references about how we use the Internet.
With fantastic jokes and an amazing scene featuring the Disney princesses in a way that they have never been seen before, this sequel more than lived up to the original.
5 Big Hero 6 (Box Office: $657,827,828)
Grossing $657,827,828 at the worldwide box office on a budget of $165,000,000, it is fair to say that Big Hero 6 was an overwhelming success for Disney. The film explores the superhero genre in a brand new way.
Hiro and Baymax use their brains to create powers and high-tech heroes as they work to uncover a major mystery. Despite the fact that the movie performed really well at the box office, Big Hero 6 remains hugely underrated in comparison to other recent animated movies.
4 Moana (Box Office: $690,845,539)
Moana was a huge success for Disney, grossing $690,845,539 at the box office, becoming an instant animated classic and a firm fan favorite amongst Disney's hardcore audience, with some very catchy songs and an amazing story. Moana journeys outside of her island for the first time, embracing the adventure that is inside of her as she looks for a solution to her island's struggles.
Teaming up with Maui, who is voiced by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the pair go on a fantastic adventure together that is full of comedy, emotion, and superb characters.
3 Zootopia (Box Office: $1,023,784,195)
Whether you know it as Zootopia or Zootropolis, this is one of Disney's absolute best recent animated movies, proving that it isn't just Pixar that can bring out the top films, with this grossing $1,023,784,195 worldwide.
This movie follows the journey of Judy Hopps (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick Wilde (voiced by Jason Bateman) in a world solely made up of animals, with Judy being a cop bunny, and Nick a criminal fox. However, when animals start going savage, the duo are forced to work together in order to uncover the conspiracy behind it.
2 Aladdin (Box Office: $1,050,693,953)
The live-action version of Aladdin made a staggering $1,050,693,953 at the box office worldwide. Due to its popularity, people definitely worried about this adaptation, but given the incredible box office numbers, it's clear to see that fans enjoyed the new version just as much.
With Will Smith taking on the role of the Genie, following in the footsteps of Robin Williams, he certainly brought his own twist to the role.
1 The Lion King (Box Office: $1,655,141,409)
It should be no surprise that the live-action version of The Lion King grossed an unbelievable $1,655,141,409 at the box office worldwide as the original animated movie is one of the most popular in Disney's library.
When it was announced that a live-action film was being created, some fans were a little skeptical about what to expect from it, with the classic being so beloved, but Disney really did a great job here. With stunningly realistic animals and all of the popular songs making their return, this movie more than lived up to the original.