The film has sold $398.4 million worth of tickets at domestic
(U.S. and Canadian) theaters since opening on November 27 on the
eve of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Foreign box offices
have added another $674 million, for a global total of $1.072
billion, Disney said.
"Frozen," inspired by "The Snow Queen" fairytale, is the story
of a Scandinavian princess who must reconnect with her sister,
the Queen, who has the power of freezing anything into ice with
her hands and accidentally sets off a long winter that is
destroying their kingdom.
The previous animated-film box office champion was 2010's "Toy
Story 3," which racked up $1.063 billion in sales, according to
Boxofficemojo.com. Both films were distributed by Walt Disney
"Frozen," which stayed in the top 10 films on domestic box
office charts for more than three months, also has now become
the 10th-largest grossing film in cinema history.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; editing by Sandra Maler)
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