Red-hot Frozen is still on the burn

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

More than five months af­ter its re­lease, Walt Dis­ney’s Frozen continues to as­ton­ish at the box of­fice. Last week,

Be­ing else­where than here, it is not pos­si­ble for me to be with you, dear com­rades, on May 21, in fact it is no longer a film even though it is my best A typ­i­cally cryptic Jean-Luc Go­dard apol­o­gises for not turn­ing up at Cannes

fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful re­lease in Ja­pan, the pic­ture fi­nally passed out Iron Man 3 to be­come the most suc­cess­ful film re­leased in 2013. It is now num­ber five on the all­time charts and reg­is­ters as the most lu­cra­tive an­i­mated fea­ture of all time.

This in­for­ma­tion re­ally takes some pro­cess­ing. Thirty years ago, when movie re­leases were stag­gered and non-US tak­ings were rel­a­tively mod­est, such a slow as­sent to the yearly gold-medal spot would have been some­what less un­usual.

But this class of steady burn is un­heard of these days. The film has, af­ter all, been avail­able on DVD and dig­i­tal down­load in most ter­ri­to­ries for some weeks. At this rate, it could be in cin­e­mas for a sec­ond Christ­mas.

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