Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee’s Frozen has accomplished the rarest of box office feats: moving back into first place at the American box office after a month-and-a-half of wide release. The film’s estimated weekend gross of $20.7M is the third-highest 6th weekend gross of all-time behind just Avatar and Titanic. The unstoppable two-princess juggernaut has now grossed $297.8M and is eyeing Despicable Me 2′s $368 million gross to become the top-grossing domestic animated film of 2013.
Overseas, Frozen showed strength too, adding $52.5M during the weekend. Its foreign cume is $342.1M, and worldwide total is $639.9M. Frozen still has a ways to go before it matches Despicable Me 2′s worldwide total of $919M, but it looks like it may come close now.
(Let’s also point out this remarkable fact: 3 of the top 6 films at the domestic box office in 2013 were animated: Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, and Frozen. That’s a remarkable rate of success, especially considering that there were less than a dozen major animated releases and more than a hundred live-action releases. But that’s not the story that the mainstream media is telling; instead they have published a steady barrage of moronic pieces that suggest too many animated films are being made or that the animation industry is in turmoil.)
The Disney biopic Saving Mr. Banks landed in 7th with $9.1M (est). The film has steadily pushed its box office gross upward to a respectable $59.3M. Fox’s Walking with Dinosaurs picked up $3.8M in its 3rd week for a 12th place finish and a $31.4M total.