Box Office: ‘Frozen’ Crosses $400 Million Domestic Mark


Frozen” has reached yet another milestone.

The Disney toon crossed the $400 million mark at the domestic box office on Friday in its 23rd week.

Having hauled $1.1 billion worldwide, the princess tale recently became the highest-grossing animated pic of all time. It’s also the sixth top earning film, close behind “Iron Man 3’s” $1.2 billion. “Avatar” holds the number one spot with $2.8 billion.

“Frozen” is lower down on the domestic leader list at 19. It’s the sixth Disney movie to pass $400 million domestically, following “Marvel’s The Avengers” ($623 million), “Iron Man 3” ($409 million), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” ($423 million), “The Lion King” ($423 million) and “Toy Story 3” ($415 million).

Not counting re-releases, “Frozen” is only the 15th movie to hit $400 million Stateside. Not even “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” achieved that feat. Thanks to its reissue, “Star Wars” became the first film to cross $400 million in 1997.

“Frozen” also stayed firmly locked in the domestic top ten for 17 weeks. It opened to $93 million over Thanksgiving weekend.

The movie is still playing in 227 theaters and made $39,000 on Friday.

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  1. Tyler says:

    I am sad that Toy Story 3 is no longer number one… :(

  2. AmateurHistorian says:

    Frozen would gross even higher if people didn’t try to bend the story to advance their agenda and turn off people that haven’t see the film. It is such a lovely film that shouldn’t be tainted.

  3. Julienne says:

    Most Filmmakers will never get that the public matters first…not the Filmmakers own personal growth and cathartic journey.

  4. Jason Huynh says:

    Is the second graph comparing worldwide earnings, suppose to be “Iron Man 3’s” $1.2 billion and “Avatar’s” $2.8 billion?

  5. Artamus says:

    Good, I was worried that the way too early home video release might spoil Fozen’s chances to top 400 mil.
    I really think it could have challenged Hunger Games for the top domestic spot, if Disney hadn’t jumped the gun on the Blu-Ray/ DVD release.

    • Tracy says:

      No, it wouldn’t have never beat it. They get even more money from DVD release so I highly doubt they give a crap about beating records.

      • It would have beaten it, the Hd version was released when frozen was in the 10 ten box office. The numbers started to drop after its release.

        They would have made more if they delayed the HD release. The delay wouldnt have made any difference on the number of HD copies sold, but would have made a big difference on the movie tickets sold.

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