Earlier this week, as it was in the middle of collecting two Academy Awards trophies, Disney’s Frozen passed another major milestone, becoming Walt Disney Studio’s seventh feature to cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Frozen now stands as the second highest grossing animated movie of all time, and the biggest non-sequel animated film ever released.
We sometimes hear from readers who claim we write too many Frozen articles. Like the surprise sing a long screenings. Or the GIF reviews. Or Let It Go sung in a million different languages. I get it. But how do you ignore something that’s historic? We haven’t seen a film dominate quite like this, and I’m not sure if we’re going to see anything like it for a long time.
With this in mind – from the Oscars to the $1 billion mark – we reached out to Disney Animation and asked them to share with us some of the movie’s most mind-blowing accomplishments. They came back with so many, that we had to compile them into this list. I hope that you learn some interesting facts about this beloved animated feature!
1. It’s a box office juggernautGlobally speaking, Frozen is the biggest Disney Animation release ever. In addition to the stats listed above, Frozen currently stands as the 18th-highest grossing film of all time. It holds Disney’s record for the No. 1 all-time Thanksgiving debut. It is the No. 1 all-time Disney Animation debut, as well, earning $93.6M from Wednesday to Sunday in November, and $67.4M from Friday to Sunday of that weekend.
Frozen remained in Top 8 films at the domestic box office for all 14 weeks in wide release, which gives it the longest run in top 10 since 2009, when Avatar lingered for 14 weeks. It is the 10th Disney release to reach $300M domestically.