News

‘Frozen’ is top-grossing animated film of all time

'FROZEN:' 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 $1 billion in global sales. Photo: Associated Press

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 $1 billion in global sales.

The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic (U.S. and Canadian) theaters since opening on November 27 on the eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Foreign box offices have added another $674 million, for a global total of $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 $1.063 billion 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.

(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Latest Stories

in Music

The Doobie Brothers launch trademark lawsuit

doobiebrothers

The rock veterans are suing a cover band after taking issue with the tribute group's name.

in Entertainment

Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

20-overlay8

The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.

in National

Americans report improved health, better healthcare

healthcare

The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.