This weekend, Disney’s FROZEN officially became the highest grossing animated film of all time, and with $1,072.4 million worldwide, it has also entered the list of the top 10 biggest films of all time.
The Walt Disney Studios’ seventh billion-dollar release, FROZEN has earned an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million internationally.
FROZEN is the first billion-dollar film for Walt Disney Animation Studios and its first film to receive the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature.
FROZEN opened wide domestically on November 27, 2013, posting the #1 all-time Thanksgiving debut ($93.6M five-day, $67.4M three-day) and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ biggest opening ever. It remained in the top 10 films at the domestic box office for 16 consecutive weeks, the longest run by any film since 2002.
Internationally, FROZEN is the biggest Disney or Pixar animated film of all time in 27 territories, including Russia, China, and Brazil. In Korea, where the film has grossed an estimated $77.1 million, FROZEN was #1 for the first five weeks of release and is the biggest animated film, the second biggest non-local film, and Disney’s biggest release of all time. It’s also the highest-grossing animated film of all time in Denmark and Venezuela. Since its debut March 14 in Japan, FROZEN has claimed the #1 spot in its first three weekends and continues to play strongly with an estimated $50.5 million to date.
Released on digital February 25 and on disc March 18, FROZEN is the fastest-selling digital release ever and sold over 3.2 million Blu-ray/DVD units in its first day, putting it on track to be one of the biggest home entertainment sellers in a decade.
The Platinum-certified FROZEN soundtrack returned to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart last week for a seventh time with more than 1.6 million copies and over 5 million individual tracks sold. The album has also held the #1 position for five nonconsecutive weeks at Spotify and is approaching 110 million streams worldwide.
The Oscar®-winning song “Let It Go” has sold over 2.6 million copies, and the film clip of the song has been viewed over 160 million times on YouTube.
Fans of Frozen will be happy to hear that the film’s Blu-ray release is coming up soon, on March 18, 2014. To celebrate the release of this latest Disney animated classic, Disney Store has a special pre-order available featuring an exclusive bonus. It’s an offer that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of if you’re as big of a Frozen fan as we are at the Insider.
Pre-order the 2-Disc Frozen Blu-ray Collector’s Edition by March 17, 2014 and receive an exclusive set of 4 10” x 14” lithographs, available while supplies last. Each individual lithograph features a special Disney seal, stamped in gold foil.
Not only that, but those who pre-order by March 17, 2014 will also receive $20 off a future online purchase of $40 or more; or $10 off a future online purchase of up to $39.99. An e-mail will be sent at the conclusion of the pre-sale with a unique promotion code valid for a future online purchase made between 3/18/2014 – 3/30/2014.
Frozen will be widely available to own on Blu-ray on March 18, 2014, but you’ll have to act soon in order to take advantage of these special pre-order bonuses.
While you’re at the Disney Store’s page, make sure to check out the rest of their Frozen toys, apparel and collectibles, as well as the wonderfully hummable soundtrack featuring “Let it Go.” The film’s beautiful character designs and authentic costuming are celebrated in a number of gorgeous dolls and youth costumes. There’s also plenty of Olaf to go around; just don’t tell him what happens to snowmen in summer.
Disney is getting serious about fans singing along to the tunes of their box office hit Frozen.
The studio is putting out a special sing-along version hitting 1,000 theaters nationwide starting January 31.
The new version will feature on-screen lyrics with a magical bouncing snowflake to follow along. Just add off-key, joyful singing as moviegoers will be encouraged to join in with the film’s stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff.
“Frozen fans have embraced the film’s original songs and its soundtrack with such passion,” Dave Hollis, Disney’s executive vice president of theatrical distribution said in a statement. “It’s a great opportunity for families to get together and have some fun with these songs.”
The new version won’t hurt the film’s Oscar chances after Frozenreceived two nominations for best animated feature and best song (Let It Go). The film has already earned $773 million worldwide after it’s record-breaking Thanksgiving opening.
The Frozen Easter eggs may not have been easy to spot when watching unless you begged your theater’s reel operator to stop the movie (yeah, right), so these new images from Disney are greatly appreciated.
Rapunzel and Flynn from ‘Tangled’
The two stars of Disney’s 2011 animated movie made cameos, unbeknownst to even the film’s director until a reader tipped him off.
“Elsa’s coronation draws guests from far-away lands—and movies,” writes Disney. “From ‘Tangled,’ Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider and Rapunzel even made the guest list.”
The mouse himself “makes the quickest of cameos in ‘Frozen,’” writes Disney. “A small Mickey Mouse plush sits on one of the lower shelves in Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and Sauna.”
Wreck-it Ralph’ candy
Last year’s movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios was a runaway success, and despite the entirely different settings between Wreck-it Ralph and Frozen, Disney found a way to mix the two.
“Anna’s affinity for chocolate summons sweet treats all the way from the land of Sugar Rush in ‘Wreck-It Ralph.’
Disney.Disney animator Lisa Keene’s painting, “completed during the development phase of ‘Tangled’ and based on ‘The Swing’ by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, made such an impression on ‘Frozen’ filmmakers, it became part of Anna’s signature song, ‘For the First Time in Forever,’ when she leaps into the air and mimics the painting’s pose,” writes Disney