‘Frozen’ Reaches $1.219 Bil to Become Fifth-Highest Grossing Film Globally


Disney's toon tentpole delivered boffo results in Japan

The magic continues at the global box office for Disney’s “Frozen,” which surpassed the studio’s “Iron Man 3” this weekend to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with $1.219 billion worldwide.

Boosted by its $400 million-plus Stateside cume, added to a nearly unheard of $194 million cume in Japan, “Frozen” now stands as the second-highest grossing release for Disney, behind 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 behind the No. 4 all-time worldwide grosser — “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” — with $1.34 billion.

In its nearly seven-month global run, “Frozen” already has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time, far surpassed “Toy Story 3,” at $1.063 billion worldwide.

In Japan, meanwhile, “Frozen” has ranked No. 1 at the weekend box office for eleven straight weeks and stands as the third-highest grossing Western film there ever. It’s a monumental achievement for the toon considering Japan has such a strong local animation tradition, not to mention a tough-to-topple local live-action film industry, in general.

Elsewhere interntaionally, the original toon has done boffo biz in South Korea, which has contributed $77 million cumulatively, followed by the U.K. and China, with $65.3 million and $48.7 million, respectively.

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  1. marcelino torres says:


  2. Bill Wright says:

    The film was HORRIBLE. I was forced to sit through it twice, and the second time was so painful, I couldn’t bare it. For the life of me, I don’t get what anyone sees in Frozen … one of the worst Disney films of all time.

  3. Daniel J. Max says:

    Reblogged this on Life is hope.

  4. AmateurHistorian says:

    Frozen is such a great film. I am still checking out Frozen news 6 months after first seeing the film. Too bad the Chinese don’t know how to enjoy this film so the box office is only $48 million. Come on, they paid $112 million to see Pacific Rim and $168 million to see the 3rd remake of The Monkey King in 2013. There are three Monkey King remake every year.

  5. Its not that good. Whats the secret? Subliminal messages?

  6. dukeinsurance says:

    This Frozen, Disney’s animated family film just keeps breaking box office records. After the weekend with the remaining international territories all in, it has just iced the studio’s own Iron Man 3 to become the fifth highest-grossing film of all time.

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