‘Frozen’ exceeds expectation with its popularity

Sheena Gonzalez

Frozen” has that magic touch that’s distinguished in Disney classics, something Disney has been lacking. Photo by disney.com
“Frozen” has that magic touch that’s distinguished in Disney classics, something Disney has been lacking. Photo by disney.com

Disney’s box office hit remains frozen at the top of the animation spectrum. With record-breaking sales, is “Frozen” up for even bigger achievements?

In the past month it surpassed the $300 million mark that only five Disney blockbusters were able to do, including “The Lion King” and “Finding Nemo.” Surely, “Frozen” brings back the classic Disney feel that most people miss from their childhood.

“‘Frozen’ is one of the few recent films to capture that classic Disney spirit,” said Vulture’s Bilge Ebiri.

During its first five days of holiday release, “Frozen” gained more than $93.5 million, ranking second to “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in the all-time thanksgiving weekend. What moviegoers didn’t expect was that “Frozen” will melt their hearts with a dramatic plot and extremely unfortunate, well-developed characters.

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“Frozen” showcases silly humor for comic relief from the drama involving family. Photo from disney.com

Sister princesses Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell) were very close during childhood but were broken apart when Elsa injured her little sister with uncontrollable ice powers. For Anna’s safety, Elsa decides to run away into the mountains without knowing that she left the kingdom to freeze. With the help of a mountain man named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and a snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad), Anna finds herself on an adventure to save both Elsa and their hometown.

Another remarkable facet in the movie was that it successfully delivered what all Disney classics have done- the element of songs. “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel placed fourth on the billboard charts, a first time for an animation song to reach top in the past decade since “Pocahontas.”

“Overall, ‘Frozen’ is another fine addition to the Disney animated feature pantheon, offering a witty and heartfelt princess fairy tale with creative musical elements and some visual panache,” Screen Rant’s Sandy Schaefer said.

Photo from disney.com
Photo from disney.com

Winning the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Song, “Frozen” gets the lion’s share for earning prestigious awards. With the movie sweeping away the competition, it finds itself nominated for the same titles in the upcoming Oscars.

Will “Frozen” continue to break the records or will it slip off the ladder? Await for the Oscars award ceremony on March 2 to find out.