Walt Disney’s Academy award winning animation feature – Frozen – is continuing to win hearts across the globe; and now is conquering box-office records as well.
The feature recently (this weekend) surpassed the studio’s Iron Man 3 to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with $1.219 billion worldwide.
Strongly leveraging its $400 million-plus Stateside cume, added to a nearly unheard of $194 million cume in Japan, Frozen is only second to Disney’s release of Marvel’s The Avengers, which is the No. 3 all-time top grosser, with $1.5 billion globally. Iron Man 3 made $1.215 billion globally last year.
Frozen now stands tall as the No. 5 all-time worldwide grosser behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 that has collected $1.34 billion.
In its near seven-month global run, Frozen already has become the highest-grossing animated feature of all time, after surpassing Toy Story 3, which stands at $1.063 billion worldwide.
The movie has managed to rank No. 1 at the weekend box office for eleven straight weeks now and stands as the third-highest grossing ‘Western film’ there ever. It’s a monumental achievement for the flick, considering Japan has such a strong local animation tradition, not to mention a strong local live-action film industry, in general.