Frozen 2 becomes the highest-grossing animated film of all time
Frozen 2 has officially been crowned as the highest-grossing animated film in history, topping its predecessor Frozen.
The sequel has amassed US$1.325 billion at the global box office in the first full week of January 2020, less than two months after its release. Nearly $450 million of that sum came from the US, while the biggest bounties made overseas came from China ($118 million), Japan ($103.8 million), South Korea ($96.2 million) and the UK ($65 million). The earnings surpassed the records set by the original Frozen ($1.28 billion) in 2013 and The Incredibles 2 ($1.243 billion) in 2018. All three films are from Disney Animation/Pixar.
In 2019, Disney became the first studio in the world to gross more than $10 billion at the global box office, thanks to high-performing titles such as Avengers: Endgame ($2.798 billion), The Lion King ($1.656 billion), Captain Marvel ($1.13 billion), Toy Story 4 ($1.074 billion) and Aladdin ($1.051 billion). With Frozen 2 crossing the billion dollar mark, the studio is likely to see seven of its movies – including Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – gross over $1 billion in a single calendar year.