A story in Jezebel looks at some of the comments being made by upset parents who can’t find merchandise from Disney’s Frozen anywhere in stores and don’t want to pay the high prices on eBay where some limited edition items are going for nearly $2000.00.… Read More »Frozen Merchandise Impossible To Find, Did Disney Drop The Ball?
In true super hero fashion, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier smashed the record for best April box office weekend with a cool $96.2-million debut. Add that to the already fantastic overseas totals (a $303-million worldwide total so far) and it’s safe to say that… Read More »Captain America Storms The Box Office Nets $96.2 Million in Opening Weekend
If you hear loud crowing from Burbank this weekend, that’s Walt Disney Animation Studios justifiably cheering for the success of their 2014 hit animated feature “Frozen.” This weekend, Disney’s “Frozen” officially became the highest grossing animated film of all time blowing out all other animated… Read More »Disney’s Frozen Now Number One Animated Film of All Time For Worldwide Box Office
Yesterday was quite a day for Walt Disney Animation Studios. Not only did their most recent film “Frozen” win two Academy Awards, it crossed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. That makes it the biggest non-sequel animated film ever and the second biggest animated film of all time. Not too shabby for a film that struggled to get out of story development.
The golden icicles keep piling up in Disney’s bank account with an estimated $388.8 million at the domestic box office and $611.5 million internationally for a global total of $1,000.3 million. Passing that threshold makes it The Walt Disney Studios’ seventh release to reach the $1 billion mark, joining “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” Disney’s second and fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” and Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.”
“With ‘Frozen,’ we knew we had something truly special on our hands, and it has connected with fans and filmgoers around the world in a way we only dreamed was possible,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “Animation is the cornerstone of our company, and thanks to the vision, dedication, and talent of our tremendous cast and filmmaking team, Disney Animation has come roaring back with a new classic for fans of all ages.”Read More »Disney’s Frozen Passes One Billion Dollars at Box Office
Although Frozen only spent a few weekends atop the Box Office, it has done very well on nearly every other weekend since it’s release. In fact, this last weekend it came back to finish at #2. Thanks in part to a sing-a-long version. The domestic… Read More »Frozen Reigns Queen of the Animation Box Office in 10th weekend
On this weekend when severe storms may have kept audiences away from theaters across most of the US, Disney’s animated feature Frozen continued to freeze out the competition at the top of the box office. It iced out Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones and claimed… Read More »Frozen Races To Another Box Office Freeze Out
Walt Disney Animation Studios has a lot to be happy about. Its latest animated feature, Frozen, is freezing out nearly all the competition with a 2nd place take of $28.8 million at the domestic weekend box office, second only to the Hobbit sequel, which squeaked… Read More »Congratulations to Disney Animation on Frozen’s Success
Disney’s The Lone Ranger had a horrible holiday box office managing to lasso only a paltry $49 million over the five days. Even when you add in the international box office of $23 million, it doesn’t match the $82 million made by Despicable Me 2 at the domestic theaters. So where did Disney go wrong with this film?
Let’s look at the growing list of complaints:
- First of all the film was too violent and word got out that you should not bring your young’ens. This made the choice of which movie over the holiday to see very easy for families. I really have to question the creative choice to make such a violent film. Keeping the blood to a minimum doesn’t count when you’re cutting out the heart of a character just off screen, shooting down a whole tribe of Native Americans, killing a bunch of soldiers, and shooting up a town. Disney Studio executives would do well to remember that the Disney name used to stand for something at the box office – quality family entertainment. Be definition you can’t provide that when the rating is PG-13 for violence. Read More »The Lone Ranger Falls Flat at Box Office