Walt Disney' (DIS) - Get Report "Frozen 2" remains on fire, even as it dropped to second place at the box office this past weekend, as the animated blockbuster sequel crossed $1 billion globally to become Disney Animation’s third billion-dollar animated movie release of all time.
While the movie dropped to second place behind “Jumanji: The Next Level,” it still racked up some impressive numbers over the weekend, becoming the sixth film for Disney to cross the $1 billion threshold, and the eighth film this year, both records.
"Frozen 2" has grossed $366.5 million domestically and $666 million internationally for a worldwide gross of $1.032 billion, according to reports. The film first hit theaters on the weekend before Thanksgiving. It is the studio’s third animated film to cross the $1 billion mark.
Along with "Frozen 2," films contributing to Disney’s massive haul this year have been "Avengers: Endgame" ($2.798 billion), "The Lion King" ($1.656 billion), "Captain Marvel" ($1.130 billion), "Toy Story 4" ($1.074 billion) and "Aladdin" ($1.051 billion).
Also bolstering the bottom line were "Dumbo" ($340 million) and "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" ($480 million).
To be sure, the totals do not include any of the Fox titles, which include "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," which hits theaters on Thursday. Even without the next Star Wars movie, Disney recently became the first studio to reach $10 billion at the box office globally.
Shares in Disney have been on a tear this year, with the House of Mouse gaining more than 35% to record levels amid strong successes among its Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm divisions, as well as the strong debut of its Disney+ streaming subscription service.
Disney stock was up 0.77% to $147.51 in premarket trading Monday.