Disney's animation, Frozen, once feared that it may not be appealing enough for kids (especially boys) have surprised many to take in about $550 Million in sales worldwide as of January 3 2014. The total gross is expected to be split evenly between domestic and international ticket sales with about $275 Million each. The animation which is about two princesses, Elsa and Anna, who lost their parents early in life is based loosely on "The Snow Queen", originally written by Hans Christian Andersen.
With amazing songs featuring the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, the animation captured the hearts and imagination of little (and not so little) kids around the world. According to exit polls, 43% of audiences were males as opposed to Tangled which had only 37% of males. Songs such as "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel and also sang by Demi Lovato, "Do you want to build a snowman" and "For the first time in forever" is routinely and repeatedly sang by viewers after watching the show.
The success of Frozen means much more to Disney than ticket sales. Disney relies heavily on hit music from its movies and the characters to sell toys to little kids all over the world. It is reported that two of three plush toys based on Olaf the snowman in Frozen have sold out in Disney stores. Frozen products accounted for half of the top selling items in Disney' stores.
With ticket sales very soon topping $600 Million worldwide, the cost of the production which amount to $250 Million is justified. Disney could easily earn at least $500 Million in profits from ticket sales, future royalties, theme park receipts and sales of toys from Frozen.
Frozen will certainly join the ranks of other Disney productions such as Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, Cinderella, Aladdin and Little Mermaid. With such great productions, the future looks bright financially for Disney!