Disney's 'Frozen' becomes top-grossing animated film ever

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  • Monday, 31 Mar 2014

Disney's hit film Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history.

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$1bil (RM3.2bil) in global sales.

The film has sold US$398.4mil worth of tickets at domestic (United States and Canadian) theatres since opening on Nov 27 on the eve of the Thanksgiving weekend. Foreign box offices have added another US$674mil, for a global total of US$1.072bil, 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$1.06bil in sales, according to Boxofficemojo.com. Both films were distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

Frozen, which stayed in the top 10 films on domestic box office charts for more than three months, also has now become the 10th-largest grossing film in cinema history. — Reuters