Disney Grosses -- Opening Weekend -- Total
1) Lion King (1994)-- $78,744,000 -- $600,726,200
2) Frozen -- (2013) $66,713,000 -- * * * *
3) Pocahontas -- (1995) $54,650,000 -- $262,003,900
4) Tarzan (1999) -- $54,229,700 -- $271,071,000
5) Chicken Little (2005) -- $50,296,500 -- $169,911,500 ...
And so on.
BF also has a handy bar graph comparing domestic grosses. Scroll to the bottom to see it ...
The early 1990s was a heady time at Disney Feature Animation.
There was a feeling of momentum and invincibility that was palpable (or so it seemed to the frequent visitor.) I remember walking through the Flower Street studio midway through Aladdin. The first Gulf War was happening, and the creative staff had abruptly changed the city named "Baghdad" to a city named "Agrabah." The story department had spent a frantic three and a half weeks reworking the middle of the feature. (Years after, the story supervisor told me that he, directors John Musker and Ron Clements, and Jeffrey Katzenberg spent a lot of time in the directors' office arguing story points.) Yet nobody thought it was going to be anything but successful.
Despite the tumult, the picture was a blockbuster hit. And Lion King which came directly after under equally trying circumstances -- the first director was replaced -- was even bigger. It was only with Pocahontas that the box office started to decline, but even then the picture had a big opening and a healthy gross.
The other points to keep in mind is that, twenty years ago, foreign box office was a much smaller slice of the money pie. And the production costs for the films were half the budget outlays here in the 21st century.