Disney’s Frozen has become the biggest Disney Feature Animation film of all time in the UK and Ireland with a total of £24.92 million in less than 4 weeks at UK and Irish cinemas.
The film has overtaken Disney Animation’s last release Wreck-it Ralph and the original release of The Lion King, to the top spot.
Frozen broke US box office records when it opened recently (becoming the largest US opening for Walt Disney Animation Studios) and has now become an avalanche success worldwide, taking over $250million in the US, and over half a billion across the globe so far. Frozen is the fourth 2013 Disney release to reach the $500M milestone, joining Marvel’s Iron Man 3, Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, and Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.
Both a commercial and critical success, Frozen has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film by the Golden Globes.
UK critics are unanimous in their praise for Frozen:
‘The best animated film of the year, a glittering, sparkling cartoon epic’’ – 5 stars – The Sunday Times
‘Magical, winter-time fun’ – 5 stars – Mail on Sunday
‘Engaging, witty, festive fun for all the family’ – 4 stars – The Observer
‘Glorious family entertainment’ – 4 stars – Guardian
‘BRRRRRR-ILLIANT!’ Disney’s new film is a winter wonder…’ – 4 stars – Daily Mail
‘With heart and wit and powerhouse songs in spades, it has the feeling of an instant classic.’ – 5 stars – Digital Spy
‘Bask in the warmth of Frozen’s icy charms…the year’s best animation’ – 5 stars – Sunday Express
‘This shivery beauty will warm your heart’ – 4 stars – Telegraph
’This is the best Walt Disney Animation Studios movie in a generation’ – Den of Geek
‘The combination of wonderful 3D animation, songs, adventure and innocent comedy amounts to a must-see family film for Christmas’ – Sunday Mirror
‘Frozen is the icicle style peak of a cumulative process of getting the “princess story” right’ – Close-Up Film
Frozen received an overwhelmingly positive reaction from US cinema goers who have given it a coveted A+ CinemaScore and strong praise from US critics. Before Frozen, only 9 animated titles have ever received a Cinemascore rating of A+ (out of a total of 54 films ever) and every single one of the 9 is a Disney/Pixar animated title.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit”), “Frozen” is now in cinemas in 3D, rated PG.
To make your holidays a Frozen one, a full range of toys and dress up costumes are available at Disney Stores and a special dual CD is available in stores and for download.