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Frozen is now the 13th highest grossing movie in worldwide box office

03.21.2014

Disney may have depended on Pixar and Marvel to give them the bulk of their profits in the past, but it looks like their old fashioned animated musicals may be just as profitable as they used to be. With FROZEN winning fans during the holiday season and topping not only the box office but also the music charts, Disney already knew they had a franchise worth exploiting for sequels and all sorts of media spin-offs, but now they are breaking records without even trying.

The latest numbers from Box Office Mojo hold FROZEN at a cumulative worldwide gross of $1.032 billion which ranks it as the 13th highest grossing movie of all time. That outranks JURASSIC PARK, STAR WARS: EPISODE I, and THE DARK KNIGHT. That is just theatrical box office, too. FROZEN was just released on Blu-ray this week so imagine how much more it can make.

Disney has had lulls in their animated films before which have been boosted with creative spurts. In the 1990s, films like BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ALADDIN, and THE LION KING reinvigorated Disney in a way not seen since the 1950s and 1960s. For the last twenty years, Disney has relied on Pixar to carry their animated slate as the main studio turned out mediocre cartoon fare. But, with TANGLED being a hit and now FROZEN shattering expectations, Disney is assuredly going to continue to make these types of films on a regular basis.

While fans of this site may not be the target for these animated films, you have to admire the return to making movies the way Walt Disney used to back in the day. With FROZEN 2 undoubtedly coming our way, I just hope the studio doesn't forget about quality, original films over trying to replicate lightning in a bottle with tedious sequels.

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Source: Box Office Moho

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1:28PM on 03/22/2014
This is the second coming of Beauty & the Beast for me. While I ENJOYED it, I still find it incredibly overrated. I am still more impressed by Tangled.
This is the second coming of Beauty & the Beast for me. While I ENJOYED it, I still find it incredibly overrated. I am still more impressed by Tangled.
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11:57PM on 03/21/2014

Well deserve

I didn't think this movie would be great, and i took my girls to it and it blew my ind. What a wonderful movie and my top 3 Disney movie of all time
I didn't think this movie would be great, and i took my girls to it and it blew my ind. What a wonderful movie and my top 3 Disney movie of all time
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10:28PM on 03/21/2014
It exceeded my expectations, and I think it's benefiting from the Tumblr effect, that fans are engaging with the material and creating their own fan work.
It exceeded my expectations, and I think it's benefiting from the Tumblr effect, that fans are engaging with the material and creating their own fan work.
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10:26PM on 03/21/2014
I really like this movie. It has old Disney charms in it.
I really like this movie. It has old Disney charms in it.
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4:50PM on 03/21/2014
Finally saw Frozen two days ago. Great, charming characters you really invest in; the humor is razor-sharp; the score is great, and of course "Let It Go" is a beautiful song. Olaf the snowman was just hilarious. As an animated Disney film, it did fall into a few cliches, but overall I enjoyed it immensely. I hope the sequel does this one justice.
Finally saw Frozen two days ago. Great, charming characters you really invest in; the humor is razor-sharp; the score is great, and of course "Let It Go" is a beautiful song. Olaf the snowman was just hilarious. As an animated Disney film, it did fall into a few cliches, but overall I enjoyed it immensely. I hope the sequel does this one justice.
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3:22PM on 03/21/2014
How this film won for Best Animated picture is beyond me.. Despicable me2 was much better then this, Disney musical.
People need to embrace more Japanese Animation and go watch "the Wind Rises", cause that should have won for best Animated movie. Miyazaki will get snubbed for his entire life, and its a shame.
How this film won for Best Animated picture is beyond me.. Despicable me2 was much better then this, Disney musical.
People need to embrace more Japanese Animation and go watch "the Wind Rises", cause that should have won for best Animated movie. Miyazaki will get snubbed for his entire life, and its a shame.
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4:41PM on 03/21/2014
You nailed it!

Unfortunately, Miyazaki has retired and that was his last animation film (from what I've read).
You nailed it!

Unfortunately, Miyazaki has retired and that was his last animation film (from what I've read).
8:21PM on 03/21/2014
Well i heard that as well, but we can always hope!
Well i heard that as well, but we can always hope!
10:38PM on 03/21/2014
I think that Despicable Me suffered from that focus group over-testing that happens to a lot of children's movies. There was such an inflation of the screen time for the minions that it really took away from what could have been a meaningful relationship between Gru and Lucy. The villain was also really lackluster. I think the Wind Rises was gorgeous, as Miyazaki films always are, but I also feel like it bit off more than it could chew with the subject matter and its handling of the material
I think that Despicable Me suffered from that focus group over-testing that happens to a lot of children's movies. There was such an inflation of the screen time for the minions that it really took away from what could have been a meaningful relationship between Gru and Lucy. The villain was also really lackluster. I think the Wind Rises was gorgeous, as Miyazaki films always are, but I also feel like it bit off more than it could chew with the subject matter and its handling of the material was troubling at times. It consciously side-steps the horrific consequences of Jiro's innovations. Miyazaki has said he has "very complicated feelings" about WWII and I felt they were not fully articulated in The Wind Rises. I was moved to the verge of tears almost through the whole film, though.
2:58PM on 03/21/2014
"The Wind Rises"
That is all.
"The Wind Rises"
That is all.
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2:55PM on 03/21/2014
Frozen was a really great film, but I enjoyed Despicable Me 2 and the very underrated The Croods much more on a personal level. Good for Frozen though. It really deserves it.
Frozen was a really great film, but I enjoyed Despicable Me 2 and the very underrated The Croods much more on a personal level. Good for Frozen though. It really deserves it.
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2:53PM on 03/21/2014

Good for John Lasseter for making DIsney Animation successful again

Now get your ass back to Pixar because they're starting to fall apart!

Seriously though, I'd much prefer to see more original movies, and Disney taking a few more chances the way Pixar did back in the day. I love animation and the genre needs a guiding light that's pushing boundaries and kicking ass.
Now get your ass back to Pixar because they're starting to fall apart!

Seriously though, I'd much prefer to see more original movies, and Disney taking a few more chances the way Pixar did back in the day. I love animation and the genre needs a guiding light that's pushing boundaries and kicking ass.
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