At the start of the month, Disney's Frozen became the second animated film ever to pass the billion dollar barrier. And now, as we posited then, it has surpassed Pixar's Toy Story 3's gross of $1.063 billion to become the highest-grossing animated film of all time! Not only that, but, at $1.072 billion, it's also now the tenth highest-grossing film ever.
Having surpassed Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the icy musical is now also Disney's biggest ever non-Marvel film (Iron Man 3 is #5, The Avengers is #3). And as Forbes's Scott Mendelson pointed out on Twitter, it holds the esoteric title of being the highest-grossing non-sequel not directed by James Cameron ever...
It's an immense feat for the Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee-directed picture, and evidence of the renewed prowess of Walt Disney Animation Studios! It's also a big day for animation, which now has two billion dollar films to show for itself (only 18 films have ever reached that milestone); and with high-profile Pixar sequels Finding Dory and The Incredibles 2 on the horizon, there could be more joining Toy Story 3 and Frozen before you know it.
Coincidentally, Frozen is out on Blu-ray in the UK tomorrow (you can order it here).