Disney’s Oscar winner Frozen added $8m for a $674m international tally at the weekend and climbed to $1.072bn to become the biggest animation of all time at the global box office.

The family phenomenon overtook Toy Story 3 ($1.064bn) and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest ($1.066bn) to rank as the tenth biggest global release of any film in history.

Frozen ranks as the third biggest animation at the international box office and held on to top spot in Japan for the third consecutive weekend as it reached $7.5m (¥770m) through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

South Korea remains the lead market on $77.1m, followed by the UK on $64.6m, Japan on $50.5m, China on $48.9m, Germany on $48.1m and France on $42.6m.

Frozen has grossed $33.4m in Russia, $30.9m in Australia, $27.4m in Italy, $25.7m in Mexico and $21.8m in Spain.

The North American tally stands at $398.4m.