Frozen has become the fifth highest-grossing movie in box office history.
The Disney’s animated movie, which was released in the US in November, has taken $1.219 billion worldwide, overtaking Iron Man 3‘s total haul.
It now stands behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, with $1.34 billion in global ticket sales.
Frozen has become the fifth highest-grossing movie in box office history
The feat comes two months after it was confirmed Frozen had become the highest-grossing animation in history.
The movie’s bumper haul has in part been due to its success in Japan, where Frozen has been number one at the box office for 11 consecutive weekends.
Some 15.6 million tickets for the movie – released as Anna to Yuki no Jou (Anna and the Snow Queen) – have been sold in the country, with many people reportedly watching both the original and Japanese dubbed version.
It is the third most successful Western movie in Japan, behind James Cameron’s Titanic and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone although it is predicted to overtake the latter film this week.
Frozen won two Oscars in March – best animated feature and best original song for Let It Go, sung by Idina Menzel.
Top 5 highest-grossing movies of all time:
Avatar – $2.78 billion
Titanic – $2.19 billion
Marvel’s The Avengers – $1.52 billion
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – $1.34 billion
Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history.
The Disney animation has now made $1.072 billion globally, beating Toy Story 3‘s previous record of $1.063 billion in 2010, according to Boxofficemojo.com.
Frozen, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Snow Queen, opened in North America on November 27.
The musical film has made $398.4 million in North America plus $674 million at the global box office.
Frozen, which stayed in the top 10 in the US and Canada film chart for more than three months, is now also the 10th biggest grossing film in box office history.
Frozen has become the biggest animation of all time
The movie scooped two Oscars earlier this year, winning the awards for best animated feature and best original song.
However, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Frozen is facing stiff competition from Warner Bros and Village Roadshow’s The Lego Movie, which was released in February and has already made more than $400 million globally – the first film of 2014 to do so.
And TheLego Movie has not opened everywhere yet – it is due to be released in Australia on Thursday and in Germany next week.
Meanwhile, Frozen‘s soundtrack has also been a huge success – it is currently top of the US Billboard chart and sold 202,000 copies last week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
Top 10 animation films of all time:
1. Frozen – $1.072 billion (Disney)
2. Toy Story 3 – $1,063.2 million (Disney)
3. The Lion King – $987.5 million (Disney)
4. Despicable Me 2 – $970.8 million (Universal)
5. Finding Nemo – $936.7 million (Pixar)
6. Shrek 2 – $919.8 million (Dreamworks)
7. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – $886.7 million (Fox)
8. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $877.2 million (Fox)
9. Shrek the Third – $799 million (Dreamworks)
10. Shrek Forever After – $752.6 million (Dreamworks)