Disney's Frozen at $1B and counting

|By:, SA News Editor

Frozen passed the $1B in global box office receipts this weekend as the film continues to play well in various international markets.

The movie is now the most successful non-sequel animated film of all-time and only the 7th Disney (DIS) film to ever cross the billion-dollar mark.

Frozen isn't ready to thaw out just yet: The movie is favored to win two Academy Awards tonight and debuts in Japan later this month.

What to watch: The success of Frozen sets up the potential for a vibrant Disney franchise with theme park and consumer product tie-ins.