Box Office Milestone: 'Frozen' Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide

'Frozen' (2013)

Loosely adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen story called "The Snow Queen," it tells the story of two sisters. Inhabiting the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, Elsa is next in line to become the queen, while her sister, Anna, is more of a fun-loving free spirit. Here's the twist. Elsa is what they call a cryokinetic, which means she's able to unleash icy blasts from her fingertips anytime she gets either nervous, anxious or angry. Due to this gift/curse, Elsa accidentally causes Arendelle to enter into an eternal state of winter. Whoops. Cryokinetics are so careless sometimes.

Disney's 3D animated tentpole is nominated for the Oscar for best animated feature at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

Disney's Frozen will cross the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office on Sunday, becoming only the second animated feature in history to achieve that milestone after fellow Disney/Pixar title Toy Story 3.

Also on Sunday, Frozen hopes to walk away with the Oscar for best animated feature at the Academy Awards.

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Frozen will finish the weekend with a domestic total of $388.7 million and international haul of $611.5 million for a cume of $1 billion.

The 3D animated tentpole is the 18th film to hit $1 billion worldwide. Disney lays claim to seven of those titles including The Avengers, Iron Man 3, two of the Pirates of the Caribbean installments, Alice in Wonderland and Toy Story 3.

Frozen is also the top-grossing original animated film of all time.