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.)