And has cracked the top ten of all time!
According to Box Office Mojo this morning Frozen has just reached a worldwide box office take of $1,072,402,000 which mean’s it has surpassed the previous record holder, Toy Story 3, by about $9 Million and the previous #10 on the all time list. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest by around $6 Million.
This is a pretty big deal really. Frozen has been out and playing for weeks and months conveying a story of love and tolerance and it’s been embraced in a big way by, well, just about everyone that isn’t off on the right-wing fringes (but what do they ever embrace anyway?). Having only just opened in Japan Frozen is set to climb the list even higher, it’s only about $8 Million behind the current #9 on the list, The Dark Knight Rises and about $45 Million behind #8, Skyfall.
Here’s the All Time Top 10 as it currently stands ($ in Millions):
- Avatar (Fox, 2009/*) – $2,782.3
- Titanic (Paramount, 1997/*) – $2,186.8
- Marvel’s The Avengers (Buena Vista, 2012) – $1,518.6
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Warner Bros., 2011) – $1,341.5
- Iron Man 3 (Buena Vista, 2013) – $1,215.4
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount/Dreamworks, 2011) – $1,123.8
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line, 2003/*) – $1,119.9
- Skyfall (Sony, 2012) – $1,108.6
- The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros., 2012) – $1,084.4
- Frozen (Buena Vista, 2013) – $1,072.4
I’d like to see Frozen higher on that list, but then again I’d just like to see The Dark Knight Rises and Transformers: Dark of the Moon off of it entirely. They just go to show you that you don’t need to churn out a quality product to make all the money, you just need to market it effectively.
There are a couple of films on the way this year that will probably make a decent run for the top ten (including Captain America: The Winter Soldier this week) but for now let’s celebrate that a great movie has made all the money this time around.