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‘Big Hero 6’ Is Now Disney’s Third Most Successful Animated Film of All Time

by  in Comic News, Movie News Comment

“Big Hero 6” was on track this weekend to inch past “Beauty and the Beast’s” $218.9 million to become Walt Disney Animation Studios’  third-highest grossing domestic release of all time, behind “Frozen” and “The Lion King.”

Inspired by the Marvel Comics series of the same name, the Oscar-nominated superhero action comedy has earned more than $520 million worldwide since its November premiere.

Variety marks the box-office milestone in a brief article that points out that, despite the film’s success, Disney hasn’t rushed a sequel into development. In fact, co-director Chris Williams says he and his collaborator Don Hall haven’t had time to discuss a possible follow-up.

“If it’s not a great story, it won’t be a great movie,” Williams said. “The crew deserves a great story. And we have expectations from the audience, who grew up with Disney animation. They deserve a great story too.”