"How to Train Your Dragon 2" (left) has been replaced by "Big Hero 6" as the highest-grossing animated feature of 2014.
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (left) has been replaced by “Big Hero 6” as the highest-grossing animated feature of 2014.

For those keeping track of box office records, Disney announced this afternoon that Big Hero 6 has now earned over $620 million globally, which makes it the highest-grossing animated feature of 2014.

Big Hero 6, a film about a spiky-haired teen who rides his best friend and fights villains, surpassed the previous 2014 record-holder, DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2, a film about a spiky-haired teen who rides his best friend and fights villains. Dragon had earned $618.9 million globally. (Records are kept based on the year in which a film was released in the United States.)

Here’s a bit more boasting from Disney about how much money they’re raking in from Big Hero 6:

Last weekend, Big Hero 6 surpassed Tangled to become the third biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios release ever globally, behind only Frozen and The Lion King. It is also Walt Disney Animation Studios’ third biggest domestic release of all time.

Big Hero 6 continues to perform strongly in China, where it opened Feb. 28 and has brought in over $51 million, surpassing Frozen to become the highest grossing animated release ever from Disney or Pixar. In Japan, it has earned more than $75 million and is the second highest grossing Disney animated release ever. It’s the second biggest Disney or Pixar animated movie ever released in Korea and Russia, and it’s the biggest animated release of all time in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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