Entertainment ‘Frozen 2’ Sets Record as Disney’s Sixth Movie to Hit $1 Billion in 2019

23:10  15 december  2019
23:10  15 december  2019 Source:   variety.com

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"' Frozen II ' is now Disney ' s sixth 2019 release to cross the $ 1 billion threshold and with 'Star Wars' (which is predestined to join the $ 1 billion club) just a few days away the studio is going enjoy a very happy and fruitful holiday season at the box office," Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at

" Frozen II " is expected to be Disney ' s sixth billion -dollar film of 2019 . Current estimates for the Disney has continued to break records at the box office this year — and is on the verge of setting a new one . Not to mention it already has the most billion -dollar movies in a single year with five.

Frozen 2” is the sixth Disney movie this year to hit $1 billion globally, strengthening the studio’s sheer dominance over the box office.

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Those ticket sales extend the benchmark Disney set over summer, with five other films — “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” “Toy Story 4,” “The Lion King” and “Captain Marvel” — joining the billion-dollar club in a single year. “Frozen 2” is Disney Animation’s third movie to cross $1 billion and now stands as the seventh-biggest animated film ever.

Earlier in December, Disney became the first studio in history to surpass $10 billion worldwide, and that’s before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” arrives in theaters Dec. 20.

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Disney has grossed more than billion at the global box office for the studio. This makes 2019 the highest-grossing year of a studio ever! Tonight, of course, marks the start of premieres nationwide for what is sure to be the studio’ s next big blockbuster “ Frozen 2 .” Most insiders say that the film is the

Even more importantly for Disney , the film becomes the company' s fifth 10-figure release in 2019 -- taking The sixth movie to cross that benchmark this year, Spider-Man: Far From Home, was a Sony movie A growing stable of Disney box office hits . Disney set the previous benchmark with four $ 1

“Frozen 2” is already the eighth-highest grossing movie of the year. In North America, the fantasy follow-up has generated $367 million. The film crossed $600 million overseas, powered by especially strong showings in China ($111.5 million), Korea ($85.4 million), Japan ($67.3 million) and the United Kingdom ($49.6 million).

“Frozen 2” debuted to $130 million at the domestic box office ahead of Thanksgiving, setting a November record for an animated movie. It also become the first cartooned film outside of summer to hit triple digits in its inaugural weekend. The film continued its dominance through Turkey Day, cementing a new industry high-water mark with $123 million over the five-day holiday frame.

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, “Frozen 2” continues the adventures of Princesses Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell), who reunite with Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Josh Gad) and embark on an adventure beyond Arendelle to find out why Elsa was born with magical powers.

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Walt Disney Animation' s Frozen 2 has skated past the $ 1 billion mark at the global box office, becoming the sixth Disney release of the year to do so and the eighth title of 2019 thus far. It set the previous industry record of . 6 billion in 2016, when it had four $ 1 billion babies.

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‘Frozen 2’ Is Now the Highest-Grossing Animated Movie Ever .
In a box office achievement fit for royalty, Disney’s “Frozen 2” is officially the highest-grossing animated movie in history. The sequel has generated $1.325 billion at the global box office, pushing past “Frozen” ($1.281 million) and “Incredibles 2” ($1.243 million) to secure the top spot. Though Jon Favreau’s remake of “The Lion King” is entirely computer generated and earned $1.65 billion in 2019, Disney considers it a live-action reboot rather than an animated flick.

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