As Frozen skated its way into Japan on March 14, the question began to loom larger and larger: Could the movie break Toy Story 3‘s $1,063,171,911 in worldwide box office to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time? When Bob Iger predicted it would happen, the reality of such a possibility crystalized further. And now, in its 19th international frame, the two-time Oscar winner has overtaken Disney’s TS3, earning $1,072,402,000 to win the crown of highest-grossing global animated release, ever. It’s also raced ahead of another Disney movie, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, to make it to No. 10 on the all-time worldwide box office chart. Ironically, the new notch comes one week after Frozen fell out of the domestic Top 10 for the first time during its long run. Japan, where multiples for openings can sometimes be as high as 15, was key to pushing it over the worldwide take of Toy Story 3. The market was the last to open, but after three weeks is the 3rd biggest for the movie with a cume of $50.5M, $7.5M of it added this weekend. It’s still No. 1 in Japan, and Asia overall has been exceedingly warm to Frozen. In Korea, its top grossing market, it has taken an astounding $77.1M, making it one of the Top Five biggest movies of the past five years there. Following Korea are the UK with $64.6M and Japan. China was good for $48.9M, followed by Germany ($48.1M), France ($42.6M), Russia ($33.4M), Australia ($30.9M), Italy ($27.4M), Mexico ($25.7M), Spain ($21.8M), and others worth $203M.
‘Frozen’ Passes ‘Toy Story 3’ As #1 Animated Film Ever With $1.072B Worldwide
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