Following its recent release in Japan, Disney’s Frozen is now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Takings reached $1.07 billion this weekend, narrowly surpassing the previous record holder, Toy Story 3. The Japanese release also pushed it into the global all-time top ten for the first time. Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, Frozen came out in the US last November, and was the first non-Pixar 3D animation from Disney to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Although it performed well, Frozen remains only the fourth-highest performing animated film in the US. Its international run has been a massive success, however, as the past few months have seen Frozen become the top animated movie in…

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