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Monsters, Inc. Becomes Second Highest Grossing Animated Film

Disney/Pixar's MONSTERS, INC., has usurped SHREK to become the second highest grossing animated film of all-time (behind only Disney's THE LION KING). The film has earned $504 million to date, comprised of $253 million in domestic box office receipts and $251.2 million in international box office receipts, where it has set records in Japan ($59.1 million, the most successful U.S. animated film ever), England ($53 million), Mexico ($20.1 million) and Spain ($13.5 million). Commenting on the announcement, Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said, "MONSTERS, INC. has been an extraordinary success all over the world and we are extremely proud that it has become the second most popular animated film of all time." MONSTERS, INC. will have a long way to go to beat the animated king's total however. THE LION KING had a box office gross of $766.9 million worldwide.

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