31 Dec – Disney has worked its magic once again, with "Big Hero 6" stealing the spotlight as the highest grossing animation film in Malaysia of all time collecting RM20 million (USD6.23 mil) thus far.
The heartwarming animation film tells the story of a boy looking to avenge his brother's death by assembling a superhero team made up of his college mates and a robot created by his brother named Baymax.
It opened in Malaysian cinemas on 13 November 2014 at number one, collecting RM5.13 million (USD1.6 mil) on its opening weekend.
"Big Hero 6" faced strong competition from other animation films that were released in Malaysia this year, such as "How to Train Your Dragon 2", which made RM12.5 million (USD3.9 mil), "Rio 2" with its RM6.09 million (USD1.9 mil) gross, and "The Lego Movie" with a collection of RM4.17 million (USD1.3 mil).
Its estimated current gross of over RM20 million (USD6.23 mil) makes it the country's biggest animation title.
It even beats last year's highest grossing animated film in Malaysia, which were "Despicable Me 2", with its total gross of RM15.4 million (USD4.8 mil), followed by "Frozen" with RM11.55 million (USD3.6 mil) and "Monsters University" with RM7.06 million (USD2.2 mil).
Based on box office figures taken from Box Office Mojo, to date "Big Hero 6" has collected USD320.9 million worldwide. This includes SGD5.2 million (USD4.15 mil) made in Singapore, also making it the highest grossing Disney/Pixar animation film in the country.