Disney's lucrative remake production line rolls on | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JULY 09: (L-R) Hans Zimmer, Chance The Rapper, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, Shahadi Wright Joseph, JD McCrary, Director/Producer Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Kani, Alfre Woodard, Keegan-Michael Key, Florence Kasumba, and Eric Andre attends the World Premiere of Disney's "THE LION KING" at the Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney/AFP

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Sunday 7/14/2019 – 09:48 UTC+8


In the early 1990s, Disney began scouring its back catalog for animated classics that it could turn into live-action remakes — a strategy that has so far netted more than $7 billion.


The latest offering, “The Lion King,” which uses live-action filmmaking techniques to create photo-realistic graphics, hits theaters on Friday.


Here is a list of the company’s big-screen live-action remakes — which doesn’t include straight-to-video releases or sequels of remakes — and their total box office take:


“Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book” – 1994(based on “The Jungle Book” – 1967)


$43.2 million

“101 Dalmatians” – 1996(“One Hundred and One Dalmatians” – 1961)


$321 million

“Alice in Wonderland” – 2010(“Alice in Wonderland” – 1951)


$1 billion

“Maleficent” – 2014(“Sleeping Beauty” – 1959)


$759 million

“Cinderella” – 2015(“Cinderella” – 1950)


$544 million

“The Jungle Book” – 2016(“The Jungle Book” – 1967)


$967 million

“Pete’s Dragon” – 2016(“Pete’s Dragon” – 1977*)


$144 million

“Beauty and the Beast” – 2017(“Beauty and the Beast” – 1991)


$1.3 billion

“Dumbo” – 2019(“Dumbo” – 1941)


$352 million

“Aladdin” – 2019(“Aladdin” – 1992)


$926 million


Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com

* The original “Pete’s Dragon” was also a mix of live-action and animation


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