Disney’s Frozen II becomes the highest-grossing animated film in history

Disney’s Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated film in history, having generated $1.325 billion at the global box office to date and pushing past the franchise’s 2013 flagship, Frozen.

The sequel has surpassed both the $1.281 billion made by Frozen, and the $1.243 billion made by The Incredibles to secure the top spot. It hasn’t quite trounced the remake of The Lion King, which stands at $1.65 billion in 2019.

The announcement has stamped Disney’s dominance over the animated film scene, being responsible for the top three biggest cartooned movies of all time.

Frozen 2 notched a number of box office milestones since debuting on November 22. It launched with $130 million, setting a November record for an animated movie and becoming the first animated title outside of summer to surpass triple digits in its first weekend. 

The movie also set a new pinnacle for the Thanksgiving box office, earning $123 million over the five-day holiday frame.

Frozen 2 was Disney’s sixth 2019 release to reach $1 billion in ticket sales and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker will soon become its seventh. That’s the most billion-dollar films from a single studio in one year.

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