‘Frozen 2’ Hits $1.3 Billion At The Worldwide Box Office Passing The First ‘Frozen,’ ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Passes $900 Million
After over a month of domination at the box office Frozen 2 has hit a mark that no animated film has done before it.
The animated sequel grossed another $11.3 million stateside and $42.4 million oversees bringing its worldwide total to $1.325 billion. That total officially makes it the highest grossing film of all-time.
Now, the big question is whether or not 2019’s The Lion King falls under the animated film category. However, I spoke with someone at Disney and they do not consider The Lion King remake an animated film due to the visual techniques used to create the film. So Frozen 2 is your new animated king… or queen.
The Rise of Skywalker is still tearing up the box office, granted it’s at a slower rate then it’s predecessors, yet it’s officially in the green which means it has made Lucasfilm a profit. Making in its third weekend with $33.7 million for a domestic total of $450.8 Overseas, the tentpole also held at No. 1 with another $50.5 million for a foreign tally of $468 million and $918.8 million worldwide.
As for the Fox division, their animated spy/action/comedy Spies In Disguise was able to gross $10.1 million for a global total of $88.8 million.
Thanks to the efforts of Captain Marvel, Avengers Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Frozen 2, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney has grossed over $11.1 billion at the worldwide box office. The new record surpasses the previous record set of $7 billion in 2016, a record that was held by Disney. Totals for the year do not include earnings from their acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Searchlight, which would add more than $2 million to the tally.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter