LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Disney's animated blockbuster "Frozen 2" brought in 53.7 million U.S. dollars worldwide this weekend for a massive global cume of 1.325 billion dollars, becoming the highest grossing animated film ever.
The animated fantasy collected 11.29 million dollars this weekend for a North American cume of 449.9 million dollars. Internationally, the film took in 42.4 million dollars this weekend through Sunday for a total overseas box office of 875.3 million dollars, according to studio figures collected by the measurement firm Comscore.
The previous record-holding film was the original "Frozen," which grossed 1.281 billion dollars worldwide. "Frozen 2" arrived six years after its predecessor. The film features the return of the Academy Award-winning team -- directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck as well as the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff. It brings back Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff, as they venture beyond the kingdom of Arendelle to find out why Elsa was born with magical powers.
The top three highest grossing animated film at global box office -- "Frozen 2," "Frozen," and "Incredibles 2" (1.243 billion dollars), are all under Disney's banner.