Disney feature is the first animation to top 10 million admissions in Korea.

In South Korea, Disney’s Frozen has broken the 10 million admissions barrier. It marks the first time an animated feature has passed the landmark figure in South Korea and is only the second foreign film to do so, after Avatar.

As of Monday (March 3), Frozen had clocked up 10,043,499 admissions and $75.1m, according to the Korean Film Council’s integrated ticketing database.

The animation, which crossed the $1bn mark at the global box office on Sunday, picked up two Oscars for best animation and best song.

Local distributor Sony Pictures Releasing Walt Disney Studios Korea credits the film’s success to word of mouth on social media and its ability to overcome the idea that animated films are just for kids.

A Korean version of the title song Let It Go, sung by K-pop star Hyorin from girl group Sistar, has also become a hit.

Frozen will have its first sing-along version to be released in a non-English-speaking territory on March 6. Sing-along practice guides can already be found on local VOD services.

The second most-watched animated film in South Korea is Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) with 5.06 million admissions.