Awesome: Frozen is Now The Highest Grossing Animated Film of All Time


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):

  1. Avatar (Fox, 2009/*) – $2,782.3
  2. Titanic (Paramount, 1997/*) – $2,186.8
  3. Marvel’s The Avengers (Buena Vista, 2012) – $1,518.6
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Warner Bros., 2011) – $1,341.5
  5. Iron Man 3 (Buena Vista, 2013) – $1,215.4
  6. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (Paramount/Dreamworks, 2011) – $1,123.8
  7. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (New Line, 2003/*) – $1,119.9
  8. Skyfall (Sony, 2012) – $1,108.6
  9. The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros., 2012) – $1,084.4
  10. 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.