As of this weekend, the latest Disney Animated Classic, Frozen, crossed the $1 billion mark threshold at the box office.
As reported on IGN, the movie’s box office totals at $388.7 million in the US and a further $611.5 million in international receipts, for a combined haul of just over $1 billion. This is a great accomplishment since it is already the highest grossing original animated film topping Finding Nemo.
For Disney in general, this is a phenomenal achievement since Frozen is now the seventh film by them to cross the $1 billion threshold. Five of the six other films are The Avengers, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, Iron Man 3, and the second and fourth installments in the Pirates of Caribbean Series. The sixth film was Pixar’s conquering Toy Story 3, which held strong until Disney decided to animate a film about two sisters, one with magical Jack Frost-like powers.
This accomplishment is actually another notch in the many accomplishments Frozen has been honored with. The song “Let It Go” performed by famous broadway star (who is also the voice of Elsa), Idina Menzel (Rent, Wicked, If/Then) has become such a mega-hit, it has been dubbed in 25 different languages. It even received a very popular Youtube cover by Alex Boye featuring the One Voice Children’s Choir. Even Joe Burgett here on the Inquisitr reported the collaboration of the songs “Let It Go” with “Let Her Go”. Let’s not forget the fact this movie won two Oscars last night for “Animated Feature Film” and “Original Song”.
Unless you haven’t seen the film, it is understandable why this movie is so popular. To many, this is the best film in the Disney Animated Classics collection since Beauty & The Beast. I myself have enjoyed this movie a lot and feel reminded of an era in this film collection known as the “Renaissance Era” – an era that brought us The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Beauty & The Beast, and what is considered the most popular animated film in animation history, The Lion King. This film also breaks a lot of the stereotypes and formulas of previous Disney Princess films which for the sake of avoiding spoilers, will be omitted from this article.
Frozen released in theaters back in November 27, 2013 and is still going strong in the box office.
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