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"frozen" Is Not Cooling Down: Film Tops List Of Digital Movie Purchases And Rentals - Playbill.com

Award-Winning Book Narrator Renee Raudman Brings Disney's Tangled To Life As An Audiobook - Yahoo Finance

1 on the top ten list of digital movie purchases and rentals of the first half of 2014 (per data collected Jan. 5-June 29). The list also included "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle," "Thor The Dark World," "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and "Bad Grandpa." * On March 30, Walt Disney Studios announced that "Frozen" became the highest grossing animated film of all time . "Frozen" is the first billion-dollar film for Walt Disney Animation Studios and its first film to receive the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. "Frozen" opened wide domestically Nov. 27, 2013, posting the No. disney orlando packages 1 Thanksgiving debut ($93.6 million five-day, $67.4 million three-day) and Walt Disney Animation Studios' biggest opening. It remained in the top ten films at the domestic box office for 16 consecutive weeks, the longest run by any film since 2002. On the same day it won two Academy Awards, including Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song (Robert and Kristen-Anderson Lopez for "Let It Go"), "Frozen," Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd feature film, crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office. Read the Playbill.com feature withsongwriting collaborators Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who won their first Oscar, making Robert Lopez the youngest EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winner). * Directed by Chris Buck ("Tarzan," "Surf's Up") and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter "Wreck-It Ralph") from a screenplay by Lee, the voice cast of the film features Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," The Crucible), Menzel (Wicked, If/Then), Groff (Spring Awakening), Tony Award nominees Josh Gad (The Book of Mormon) and Santino Fontana (Cinderella), Alan Tudyk (Prelude to a Kiss) and Ciaran Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). The film uses original songs by husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez as well as an original score composed by Christophe Beck ("The Muppets").
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Japan Box Office: Disney Continues Record Run With 'Maleficent'

Disney released Tangled: The Junior Novelization, in 2010 in conjunction with the premiere of their feature film of the same name. The original film earned over $600 million and an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2010. Now children of all ages, with the help of Raudman's classic and enthralling voice, can re-live the exciting and enchanting story of a young, vibrant girl who discovers her own magic and path. Renee Raudman has made a career out of captivating people with her voice and bringing them into a world she has created that extends beyond the authors word's and was recently featured as an L.A. Archetype in Los Angeles Magazine's Best of LA issue. She has recorded over 300 titles with Tangled being one of her most cherished. Her welcoming and lyrical voice enchants listeners with stories by successful authors from Ilona Andrews to Danielle Steeleand now Disney fans get to enjoy her readings. "When I was asked to record Disney's Tangled audiobook, I was over the moon!" said Raudman. "I have a 3-yr old preciousniece who LOVED the movie, and I've watched it with her several times. For me, recording Tangledwas a very personal and meaningful opportunity.
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When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie), the latest Studio Ghibli production, opened in a disappointing third despite being released at the start of school summer vacations, news that does not bode well for the anime powerhouse post- HayaoMiyazaki. Maleficent took another $4.7 million (480 million) on Saturday and Sunday, with another $2.4 million on Monday raising its total in Japan to $32 million (3.28 billion) after three weekends in theaters. The combined 19 weeks for Frozen and Maleficent is a record for Disney. Historical data is not available for Titanic's run that began in December 1997 for Twentieth Century Fox, following its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival. Titanicgrossed26.2 billion in Japan, $258 million at today's exchange rates, second only to Miyazaki's Spirited Away, with 30.4 billion ($300 million). PHOTOS Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films Disney stable-mate Frozen, which Maleficent unseated from the top of the rankings, dropped to eighth spot from fourth, but remains in theaters despite its record-breaking home entertainment release on July 16. Frozen added another $1.5 million over the long weekend to take its box office total to $248 million (25.1 billion) after 19 weeks of release. STORY Why 'Frozen' Was Such a Big Box-Office Hit in Japan Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, is the 17th theatrical release from the franchise, and pulled in $3.88 million (393 million) from 357 screens on Saturday and Sunday. Pokemon actually beat Maleficent in admissions 360,000 to 350,000, leading local rankings to place it top, but lost on takings due to the lower number of more expensive adult tickets sold. When Marnie Was There, written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, took $3.74 million (379 million) in third place from 461 screens, close behind the Pocket Monsters.
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