Disney’s tale of two sisters skates past “Toy Story 3″ with $1.07 billion
Disney’s “Frozen” became the highest grossing animated film of all time this weekend.
With $1.072 billion worldwide, it passed the $1.063 billion that “Toy Story 3″ ran up in 2010 and also entered the list of the top 10 biggest films of all time. Walt Disney Studios’ seventh billion-dollar release, “Frozen” has earned an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million internationally.
The Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature, “Frozen” is the first billion-dollar film for Walt Disney Animation Studios. It opened wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, posting the No. 1 all-time Thanksgiving debut ($93.6 million over five days) It remained 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, including Russia, China, and Brazil.
With original songs from Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and an original score by Christophe Beck, “Frozen” is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, written by Jennifer Lee, and produced by Peter Del Vecho. It features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad.
“Frozen” has produced a blizzard of records.
Released on digital Feb. 25 and on disc March 18, “Frozen” is the fastest-selling digital release ever and sold over 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD units in its first day, putting it on track to be one of the biggest home entertainment sellers in a decade.
The “Frozen” soundtrack returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart last week for a seventh time with more than 1.6 million copies and more than 5 million individual tracks sold. The album has also held the No. 1 position for five nonconsecutive weeks at Spotify and is approaching 110 million streams worldwide.
The Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” has sold over 2.6 million copies, and the film clip of the song has been viewed over 160 million times on YouTube.