“Frozen” Becomes Highest-Grossing Animated Film Of All Time

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Over this past weekend, Disney’s Frozen surpassed a benchmark previously reached by only seven of the Walt Disney Studios’ animated feature film – it earned $1,072 million ($1.07 Billion) worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and also entered the list of the top 10 biggest films of all time. Frozen has earned an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million internationally.

Along with being the first billion-dollar film for the Walt Disney Animation Studios, it is its first film to earn the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature. Frozen opened in wide release domestically on November 27, 2013, and posted the #1 all-time Thanksgiving debut ($93.6M five-day, $67.4M three-day) and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. It stayed in the top 10 films at the domestic box office for 16 consecutive weeks, the longest run by any film since 2002.

Internationally, Frozen is the biggest Disney or Pixar animated film of all time in 27 territories. It is alo Disney’s biggest release of all time in Korea, as well as the highest-grossing animated film of all time in Denmark and Venezuela. Since its debut March 14 in Japan, Frozen has claimed the #1 spot in its first three weekends and continues to play strongly with an estimated $50.5 million to date.

Frozen was released on digital February 25 and on disc March 18, and has become the fastest-selling digital release ever and sold over 3.2 million Blu-ray/DVD units in its first day, putting it on track to be one of the biggest home entertainment sellers in a decade.

The film’s Platinum-certified soundtrack returned to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart last week for a seventh time with more than 1.6 million copies and over 5 million individual tracks sold. The Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go” has sold over 2.6 million copies, and the film clip of the song has racked up over 160 million views on YouTube.

Frozen is still available in theaters in 2D, 3D and Sing-A-Long, as well as on Digital HD & 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand.



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Bob Collins

Bob first visited Walt Disney World in 1975 when he was 6 years old. He went back with his wife and two daughters 37 years later in 2012. Since then, he and his family have visited WDW each year at Spring break or when school is out for the Summer. They currently have another trip planned for March 2015.