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Box Office Report

“Frozen” Tops “Finding Nemo” To Become All-Time Highest-Grossing Original Animated Pic

Surpassing even the most generous box office predictions, Disney’s Frozen continues to shatter records. Moving up one spot from fifth to fourth place, Frozen scored $9 million domestically last weekend to push its total to $347.8M. That amount topped Finding Nemo‘s $339.7M gross to take the crown as the highest-grossing original animated movie in history (excluding re-release grosses).

Combined with a $20.2M overseas gross, Frozen was the number two film in the world last week, trailing only The Wolf of Wall Street. The film’s international cume is $462.5M and its global total is $810.3M. With China and Japan releases still to come and a sing-along version opening in the U.S. next weekend, the film could yet surpass $1 billion and overtake Despicable Me 2 as the top-grossing animated pic of 2013.

In its second U.S. weekend, The Nut Job dropped a respectable 37% to third place with an estimated $12.3 million. The film has grossed $40.3M, good enough to assure itself a sequel.

Two weekends ago in China, animation held the top two spots at the box office with Despicable Me 2 and Boonie Bears. They didn’t hold the top spots last weekend, but both films played well with Despicable Me 2 earning $5M and pushing its Chinese total to over $40M, and Boonie Bears collecting $4M for a $24M total.