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'Frozen' and 'LEGO Movie' Pass Box Office Milestones

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by Anne Thompson
March 30, 2014 3:37 PM
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'The LEGO Movie'

Let us take this moment, as Disney's "Frozen" becomes the highest-grossing animated film in box office history with $1 billion worldwide-- passing "The Lion King" and entering the top ten of all-time grossers list-- to make note that this princess musical with two female leads plays well to wide audiences all over the world. It is not a sequel. While it boasts a fairy tale pedigree, fair to say this is an original screenplay, and marks the second year in a row that the animated feature Oscar was won by a movie co-directed by a woman, in this case Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck ("Brave" was directed by Brenda Chapman and Mark Andrews).

The Walt Disney Studios’ seventh billion-dollar release and the first animated feature to cross that mark, “Frozen” has grossed an estimated $398.4 million at the domestic box office and $674 million overseas. In its sights are such iconic blockbusters as "The Dark Knight Rises." Watch out, Batman, you're about to get beaten by a princess!

Also marking a box office milestone is Warner Bros.' more recent February 7 release, animated "The LEGO Movie," which has crossed the $400 million worldwide mark. To date, the film has earned $248.3 million domestic and $152.2 internationally. 

Following its record-breaking February 7th North American opening, “The LEGO Movie" (Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and LEGO System A/S) was number one at the box office for three consecutive weeks. It also did well overseas, where it will expand in additional territories in the coming weeks, including Australia on April 3rd and Germany on April 10th. Again, this ingenious and innovative original movie was written and directed by the "21 Jump Street" team of Phil Lord & Christopher Miller.

More details on "Frozen"'s remarkable box office performance are below. 

5 Comments

  • Amateur | March 31, 2014 12:20 PMReply

    Wonderful news. Frozen is the best animinated film and one of the best film I have seen in the last 10 years.

  • Andrej | March 30, 2014 9:14 PMReply

    That's not a shot from The Lego Movie tho! That's some dude's recreation of the zero-gravity hallway scene from Inception.

  • 1974 | March 30, 2014 6:53 PMReply

    Congrats to Frozen, a wonderful movie by all means.

  • Amateur | March 31, 2014 12:23 PM

    @concerned parent, don’t believe people that say the family in the sauna is gay. Only those few with agenda believe that nonsense. They post that crazy theory everywhere.

  • concerned parent | March 30, 2014 10:41 PM

    Yeah, if only it didn't indoctrinate my two young daughters (as well as countless other children) with such strong pro-gay messages. Honestly, first Hollywood makes homosexuality seem natural with this children's film, and then they blaspheme the word of God by portraying Noah as a psychotic liberal environmentalist (those two things go hand-in-hand you know). When will Hollywood learn that we care about CONSERVATIVE values?

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