'Frozen II' tops $1 billion at the worldwide box office

Ben Arnold
Frozen II (Credit: Disney)

Frozen II has sailed past $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

The animated sequel has hauled in $366.5 million in the US, and a further $666 million overseas, bringing its total to $1.03 billion - around £770 million.

This means it's pretty likely to pass its eminent predecessor's $1.27 billion by the time it exits the multiplexes, though it has now been knocked off the box office top spot by Jumanji: The Next Level (which made $212 million over the weekend).

If it does so, that would make it the highest-grossing animated sequel ever, beating Minions' $1.1 billion haul.

Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff with Frozen characters at the European Premiere of Disney's "Frozen 2", 2019. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney)

However, according to Forbes, the sequel has dropped tens of millions in Japan, compared to the first movie.

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So far, Frozen II has made $67 million in Japan, where is made a staggering $247 million in 2014.

But it's all going on the pile at Disney, which last week became the first studio ever to top $10 billion for a single year's box office takings.

It joins big hitters like Avengers: Endgame ($2.8 billion, Captain Marvel ($1.13 billion), The Lion King ($1.65 billion), Toy Story 4 ($1.07 billion) and Aladdin ($1.05 billion).

If Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker can make it to $1 billion before Christmas, that will be a record seven billion dollar movies in a year.