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Box Office Report

‘Frozen’ Just Became The Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever

This weekend, Disney’s Frozen became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Its $1.072 billion worldwide gross has surpassed the $1.063 billion of Toy Story 3, which was the previous record-holder for biggest animated feature. Frozen now ranks number 10 on the all-time list of highest-grossing films. The film has has earned an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million internationally.

Disney has provided us with some fun facts about how much money Frozen has raked in:

Frozen is the first billion-dollar film for Walt Disney Animation Studios and its first film to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Frozen opened wide domestically on November 27, 2013, posting the #1 all-time Thanksgiving debut ($93.6M five-day, $67.4M three-day) and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. It remained in the top 10 films at the domestic box office for 16 consecutive weeks, the longest run by any film since 2002.

Internationally, Frozen is the biggest Disney or Pixar animated film of all time in 27 territories, including Russia, China, and Brazil. In Korea, where the film has grossed an estimated $77.1 million, Frozen was #1 for the first five weeks of release and is the biggest animated film, the second biggest non-local film, and Disney’s biggest release of all time. It’s also the highest-grossing animated film of all time in Denmark and Venezuela. Since its debut March 14 in Japan, Frozen has claimed the #1 spot in its first three weekends and continues to play strongly with an estimated $50.5 million to date.

Released on digital February 25 and on disc March 18, Frozen is the fastest-selling digital release ever and sold over 3.2 million Blu-ray/DVD units in its first day, putting it on track to be one of the biggest home entertainment sellers in a decade.

The Platinum-certified Frozen soundtrack returned to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart last week for a seventh time with more than 1.6 million copies and over 5 million individual tracks sold. The album has also held the #1 position for five nonconsecutive weeks at Spotify and is approaching 110 million streams worldwide. The Oscar-winning song “Let It Go” has sold over 2.6 million copies, and the film clip of the song has been viewed over 160 million times on YouTube.

Here are the estimated results of this weekend’s animated films at the domestic box office:
#4: Mr. Peabody & Sherman ($9.5M weekend/$94.9M total)
#11: The Lego Movie ($3.1M weekend/$248.3M total)
unknown ranking: Frozen ($348,000 weekend/$398.4M total)
unknown ranking: The Nut Job ($322,000 weekend/$63.1M total)
unknown ranking: Ernest & Celestine (numbers will be released on Monday)