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Frozen becomes fifth highest grossing film of all-time


Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY’S Frozen has become the fifth highest grossing film of all-time.

The Oscar-winning movie has now taken $1.219bn (£723 million) worldwide, overtaking Iron Man 3‘s total haul. It was released in the US in November and enjoyed a global success story over the ensuing Christmas period.

It also won two Oscars in March, including best animated feature.

The film’s global success has been buoyed by Japan, where the film has been number one at the box office for 11 consecutive weekends. An estimated 15.6m tickets have been sold in the country, where Frozen is known as Anna to Yuki no Joou (Anna and the Snow Queen).

Frozen currently stands behind Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which has $1.34bn (£795m) in global ticket sales.

James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic remain the top grossing films of all-time with $2.78bn (£1.65bn) and $2.19bn (£1.3bn) respectively. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble lies third.

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