Box office returns for this weekend have propelled Disney’s award-winning 2013 film Frozen past Iron Man 3 to become the 5th highest grossing film worldwide. Box Office Mojo measures the film’s worldwide total of $1,219,242,546, compared to Iron Man 3’s $1,215,439,994 gross. With these earnings, Frozen is behind only the box office revenue of Avatar, Titanic, Marvel’s The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. Frozen also stands as the highest-grossing animated film on record and the highest-grossing film released in 2013.
The box office success of Frozen over the last six months is driven in large part by domestic earnings of just over $400 million in the United States as well as strong earnings in Japan ($193,700,00), South Korea ($76,695,633), the United Kingdom ($65,424,841), Germany ($48,273,440), China ($48,240,000), and France ($46,942,953). Frozen has been #1 at the box office in Japan for eleven straight weeks in its still-ongoing theatrical run in that country, and has passed Howl’s Moving Castle to become the #2 animated film in Japan. 2001’s Spirited Away from Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki earned $229,607,878 to claim the record as the top-earning film in Japanese history.