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Frozen makes billion at box office

Frozen has made one billion dollars (£598 million) at the global box office.

The Disney animation, which won Best Animated Feature and Original Song at the Oscars, has made an estimated 388.8 million dollars (£232.68 million) in the US and 611.5 million dollars (£365.95 million) internationally since its release last November.

The Bafta-winning Disney musical, featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff, has already beaten Monsters Inc to enter become the UK's highest grossing original animated film of all time.

The movie is now the second highest grossing animated film of all time globally, just behind Toy Story 3, and the most profitable non-sequel animated picture ever.

It is also yet to be released in Japan, where it opens on March 14.

Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale The Snow Queen, the film stars Idina Menzel as snow queen Elsa, who has magical icy powers. Kristen portrays her younger sister Princess Anna, while Jonathan is the voice of mountain man Kristoff.

Frozen is Disney's seventh release to reach the 1 billion dollar milestone, following The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean's second and fourth films.

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