Disney’s animated hit Frozen stands on the verge of numerous accomplishments, and that’s before tonight’s Academy Awards in which the film is up for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song. It has dominated the box office for months and also the home video charts, even though the disc-based version doesn’t come out until its March 18 release date.
Online retailer Amazon.com first began taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray and DVD combo version of Frozen all the way back on November 28, 2013, or just after the film made its theatrical debut. It immediately ascended into the top 10 bestsellers list for Blu-ray the same day and has not budged from that list since.
In fact, the Frozen Blu-ray and DVD combo has been entrenched in the number one position on that list almost exclusively since around Christmas. Only a massive sale on another title has momentarily knocked it into second place. The Frozen disc sales should be off the chart later this month when numbers are reported.
You can still pre-order Frozen on Blu-ray and DVD combo for $22.96 at Amazon, half off the $45 list price. It is the cheapest price around that I am aware of.
You can also pre-order Frozen on DVD for $17.99 at Amazon, the cheapest option to own the disc-based version of the film.
Frozen continues to perform well at the box office despite its impending home video debut. As of this past Friday. the film had grossed just under $385 million in North America and $986 million worldwide. Japan has yet to open and that will definitely push it over the $1 billion mark. Domestic ticket sales should surpass $400 million before all is said and done.
The next accomplishment for Frozen will be at the Academy Awards tonight. The film is almost a lock to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film, and I would be surprised if it doesn’t win Best Original Song as well considering how many little girls are still walking around singing “Let it Go.”