Disney’s ‘Encanto’ on track to become the highest-grossing animated film of 2021

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Disney’s Encanto has already seen huge success, despite having just seen its theatrical debut on November 24, the day before Thanksgiving.

At the domestic box office, the all-new Disney animated feature has grossed just under $58 million, and globally, that figure is slightly higher at $58.1 million, bringing its total gross to $116.1 million.

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It saw gains of nearly $13 million over the weekend, which is down about 53% from its performance on the weekend after Thanksgiving, but it’s still quite the accomplishment when you consider that its that time of year when very few new releases come out, so there aren’t usually as many movie-goers in the theaters. Combine that with the busy holiday season, shoppers in a race to check names off their lists, and the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, and it’s easy to see why Encanto‘s performance at the box office this weekend was anything but unimpressive.

In fact, at its current rate of performance at the box office, it will easily become the highest-grossing animated film of this year.

Encanto is the story of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live in the hidden hills of Columbia in a magical place called an “Encanto.” The Encanto has given each member of the extraordinary Madrigal family a special ability, or magical power. Members of the Madrigal family can heal sickness, exhibit superhuman strength, and even control the weather based on her emotions, thanks to their magical powers.

Image of a Mirabel and her extended family posing in front of a house from the Disney movie Encanto.

One member of the family is something like a magical chef. Another member of the family is clairvoyant. Everyone in the family has some kind of magical power, except for Mirabel. She is the only Madrigal with no magical abilities, making her ordinary. . .

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. . . Or is she?

Songs for Encanto were written by the amazingly talented Lin-Manuel Miranda. The brand-new animated feature hits the Disney+ platform toward the end of December, so if you can’t get to the theater, you’ll still be able to enjoy Encanto from home!

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!