Disney’s Frozen joins the billion dollar club

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Disney’s Frozen has crossed a box office milestone, becoming the 18th film in history to earn $1 billion worldwide. Not only is it Disney’s highest grossing animated film, having surpassed The Lion King, but it is also the second highest grossing animated film of all time, behind Toy Story 3 (which is Pixar’s highest earner, with $1.063 billion).

Released in the US back in November 2013, Frozen is still inside the US top ten. Having spent 14 weeks there it has so far earned $388.7 million at the US box office; a number that is still slowly rising. The film also saw returning visitors when Disney released a sing-a-long version in January.

Outside the US, Frozen has taken $611.5 million. South Korea has been the film’s biggest market, having spent five weeks at the #1 spot since opening in January and earning over 81 billion won ($76 million). This is followed by the UK where it has earned over £38 million ($63 million).

Frozen has just one more location to open in, Japan, and will be released there on 14 March.

Having already bagged the Golden Globe and BAFTA award for Best Animated Film, Frozen is likely to bring home an Oscar at the Academy Awards too. If it does win it would be Disney’s first Oscar for the category since its inception in 2001. It is also the frontrunner for winning an Oscar for Best Original Song, Let It Go.

The soundtrack itself has also been doing exceptionally well in the US, having sold over a million copies and spending five non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart. The soundtrack has currently spent 13 weeks in the Billboard 200 Chart.

Frozen is available on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK from 31 March.

 

Sources: Box Office Mojo | Billboard

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