Disney’s animated “Frozen” continues to be a box-office avalanche, and crossed the $800 million mark at the global box office this weekend.
The 3D tale of two princess sisters added $20.2 million from abroad and another $9 million domestically, to raise its worldwide total to $810 million since opening at Thanksgiving.
That pushes “Frozen” past “The Lion King’ and makes it Disney’s second-highest non-sequel animated release ever, behind only “Finding Nemo,” and the seventh-highest of all time. It has taken in $462 million internationally and $347 million domestically after 10 weeks in release.
“Frozen” has yet to open in China (Feb. 5) and Japan (March 15), so it has a good shot to pass two other blockbusters, “The Hunger Games” ($856 million) and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” ($837 million), in worldwide grosses.
“Frozen” had no openings this weekend, but followed up on its record debut in Korea by gaining 20 percent this weekend, to raise its total there to $22.6 million in 10 days.
So far, its strongest markets have been the U.K. ($57 million), Germany ($45 million) and France ($41 million).