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'Frozen' is now the most successful animated movie of all time

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Following its recent release in Japan, Disney's Frozen is now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time (not adjusting for inflation). Takings since release reached $1.07 billion this weekend, narrowly surpassing the previous record holder, Toy Story 3. The Japanese release also pushed it into the global all-time top ten for the first time. Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, Frozen came out in the US last November, and was the first non-Pixar 3D animation from Disney to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Although it performed well, Frozen remains only the fourth-highest performing animated film in the US. Its international run has been a massive success, however, as the past few months have seen Frozen become the top animated movie in 27 territories, grossing over $650 million in the process. As Japan is the last territory on its box office journey, Frozen is unlikely to move higher up the box office charts, but at least Disney has Blu-ray sales to look forward to.