On the eve of possibly two Oscar victories, musical smash-hit Frozen has just become the second animated film ever to cross the billion dollar mark! This latest landmark makes Frozen Walt Disney Animation Studios' highest-grossing animated film of all time, having passed The Lion King's $987 million gross. It's a magnificent apex to Disney Animation's phoenix-like resurgence since 2006.
The Broadway-esque musical joins Pixar's Toy Story 3 in the pantheon of billion dollar animations; with a total gross of $1,000,236,000 (via Box Office Mojo) and a Japanese release still to come, it's conceivable it could even topple TS3's $1.063 billion. It's also the second highest-grossing film of 2013 and the 18th highest-grossing film of all time. Not too shabby for a studio that hasn't seen these sort of numbers since 1994!
Congratulations, once again, to all of the talented team at Disney! And good luck at tonight's Oscars!