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.
“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.
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.