The Marvel Comics-inspired movie slipped past “Beauty and the Beast” over the weekend to become Walt Disney Animation Studios’ third-highest grossing domestic release.
With nine nominations each, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the pack for the 87th Academy Awards.
The dark comedies lead a list that also includes a nod for Game of Thrones and Disney’s Big Hero 6.
The directors and producers of both films (plus special guests) will headline special presentations Oct. 9 at New York Comic Con.
Disney’s presentation played up Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Inside Out, Cinderella and Maleficent.
John Lasseter led a preview of multiple upcoming animation productions Friday at the D23 Expo, including Frozen, Toy Story of Terror, The Good Dinosaur and more.
Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have confirmed their Comic-Con International plans, which include previews of Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and RoboCop.
New reports peg Big Hero 6 as Disney’s long-rumored first animated movie based on Marvel characters. Winnie the Pooh director Don Hall is said to be spearheading the film about the Japanese superhero team.