Frozen – the favourite to win the best animation Oscar  – crossed $1bn at the global box office on Sunday (March 2) to reach $1.0002bn and cemented its status as the industry’s biggest non-sequel animation and the second biggest animation of all time behind Toy Story 3.

The family smash added $6.8m for $611.5m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International and stands at $388.7m in North America.

Frozen becomes Disney’s seventh title to cross $1bn worldwide alongside Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3, the second and fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean films, Toy Story 3 and Alice In Wonderland.

It has overtaken The Lion King to become the 18th biggest global release in industry history and has overtaken Despicable Me 2 to rank as the fourth biggest in the international arena.

South Korea is the film’s lead market thus faron $76.2m, followed by the UK on $63.5m, Germany on $47.7m, France on $42.6m, China on $42.6m, Russia on, $33.3m Australia on $30.7m, Italy on $27.3m, Mexico on $25.7m and Spain on $21.5m.

Brazil has produced $21.2m, Venezuela $11.7m, Argentina $11.7m, the Netherlands $10.4m and Denmark $7.8m.