'Big Hero 6' tops 'Dragon 2' at 2014's worldwide box office
Oscars are nice, but winning the box office might be the ultimate prize for an animated film that’s designed to have mass appeal. Big Hero 6 can check off both those boxes. Not only did the Disney Animation adventure, about a grieving boy inventor and his Pillsbury-esque robotic protector, take home the Best Animated Film Oscar at last month’s Academy Awards, but it’s now also 2014’s highest-grossing animated film at the worldwide box office. Over the weekend, Big Hero 6 padded its totals to reach $632.8 million, surpassing How to Train Your Dragon 2, which stands at $618.9 million.
The Lego Movie remains the year’s biggest animated hit at the domestic box office, with its $257.8 million a safe distance ahead of Big Hero‘s $221.7 million. But the worldwide crown is another victory for Disney Animation, which also dominated 2013 with Frozen ($1.274 billion).