‘Frozen’ Surpasses ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Star Wars: Episode I’ at All-Time Box Office

'Frozen' Surpasses 'Jurassic Park,' 'Star Wars: Episode I' at All-Time Box Office

With $1.03 billion at global box office, dinosaurs and Yoda are no match for the Disney hit

“Frozen” has added Spielberg's dinosaurs and The Force to the list of things its left in the dust.

The Disney hit took the No. 13 spot on the all-time worldwide box office list this week, passing “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” and “Jurassic Park.”

Since opening in November, Disney Animation's juggernaut recently upped its total to $1.031 billion. That haul tops the gross of Steven Spielberg‘s dinosaur thriller, which rolled to $1.029 billion for Universal in 1993. “Phantom Menace,” which brought in $1.027 billion for Fox in 1999, according to Box Office Mojo.

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“Frozen” has brought in nearly $397 million domestically and more than $635 million — or 61 percent — of its grosses from overseas.

It's been a big week for “Frozen,” which has been in the top ten at the box office in the U.S. and Canada for 17 weeks.

On Wednesday, Disney said that “Frozen” had sold 3.2 million DVD and Blu-Rays on Tuesday, becoming one of the biggest home entertainment debuts in recent years.

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Disney chairman and chief executive Robert Iger told shareholders Tuesday that “Frozen” was on pace to be the most successful animated film in history, surpassing “Toy Story 3,” which ranks No. 11 on the all-time list with $1.063 billion.

And thanks to its ubiquitous anthem “Let it Go,” the soundtrack has sold over 1.4 million albums in the U.S. It has also been streamed more than 100 million times on Spotify.

  • Honey Badger Don't Care

    You can't compare frozen to a movie that came out 20 years ago. It doesn't account for ticket inflation.

    Which movie has sold more actual tickets?

    • Natalie Wilcott

      If you look it that way you have to look at the economy as well, 20 years ago the US economy was alot better than what it is today. The tickets cost less money but alot more people can afford going to theaters multiple times. Alot of people today cant really do that.

      • Honey Badger Don't Care

        That's exactly what I'm saying. You can't compare frozen to a movie that came out 20 years ago. You have to compare it to a recent movie.

  • afrede

    no a fair comparison at all starwars was released to less that a 1/3 of movie theaters compared to now and a ticket was only a couple of bucks…

    • Jack t

      Frozen is facing massive piracy, its one of the most pirated movies of all time. Yes, accounting for inflation, it didn't do as much, but neither would Jurassic Park if it was released today. The only way to grab a movie back then was to actually pay and watch it. Movies used to be in theatres for close to a year, or more depending on it's success. The fact that Frozen did this much makes it a phenomenon. No way around it.

    • reaper

      Star Wars Ep. 1 (1999) came out in just as many theaters and ticket prices were only slightly lower than today.