Frozen Shatters Box Office Records, Becoming All-Time Highest-Grossing Animated Film
The animated musical snowballs into a huge hit for Disney.
Disney's newest animated treasure trove, Frozen, has landed itself in the record books, becoming the highest-grossing animated film of all time, with a total of $1.072 billion in earnings after opening its final international market in Japan this past weekend. The film, which has earned $398.4 million domestically and $647 million internationally, overtook the reigning Toy Story 3, which grossed a total of $1.063 billion in 2010.
Released to theaters in late November 2013, Frozen earned the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song, "Let It Go." Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, who currently stars in the new Broadway musical If/Then, is the voice behind the power ballad, which has been covered by every corner of the internet universe. The popular number is written by Broadway composer and the industry's latest EGOT Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon) and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. True to their theater roots, the pair will join Cinderella's Fran Drescher to announce the 2014 Drama Desk Award nominees on April 25 at 54 Below.