Disney's Frozen becomes top-grossing animated film ever
Published on Mar 31, 2014 10:25 AM
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Disney's hit film Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history, the studio said on Sunday as the musical topped US$1 billion (S$1.26 billion) in global sales.
The film has sold US$398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (United States and Canadian) theatres since opening on Nov 27 on the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Foreign box offices have added another US$674 million, for a global total of US$1.072 billion, Disney said.
Frozen, inspired by The Snow Queen fairytale, is the story of a Scandinavian princess who must reconnect with her sister, the Queen, who has the power of freezing anything into ice with her hands and accidentally sets off a long winter that is destroying their kingdom.
The previous animated-film box office champion was 2010's Toy Story 3, which racked up US$1.063 billion in sales, according to Boxofficemojo.com. Both films were distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
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