Disney's 'Frozen' Achieves Most Weeks At No.1's Since 'Titanic' Soundtrack
As well as dominating at the box office, 'Frozen' is also storming the album charts, and the animation's soundtrack has reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 for the fifth time.
The soundtrack for 'Frozen', Disney's hugely successful animation flick, has reached No.1 on Billboard 200 chart for the fifth time. With 'Frozen's' latest chart topping week, the album has now earned most weeks at No.1 for a movie soundtrack since 'Titanic' in 1998, Billboard reports.
'Frozen' has garnered huge amounts of success
The animation, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, was expected to reach the milestone after dominating the music charts since the film's release back in November (2013).
To earn the top spot for the week ending February 23rd, 'Frozen' sold 89,000 copies, which was less than last week when placing in the No.2 spot, when it sold 100,000. Coming in second place was last week's No.1, Eric Church's 'The Outsiders,' which shifted 74,000 copies of his 4th studio album.
'Frozen', which has been on the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks now, is the fourth animated movie soundtrack to reach No.1 since the chart became a weekly issue 56 years ago, following Disney's 'The Lion King' (1994) and 'Pocahontas' (1995), as well as Jack Johnson's 'Curious George' (2006).
It was also the first movie soundtrack to reach the top spot in over a year, the 'Les Misérables' soundtrack was the last to achieve the feat, which occurred on January 19th 2013.
The film's impressive success has garnered new life in other entertainment sectors, as it is set to become a Broadway musical. It was also re-released to 1,000 theatres nationwide on January 31st, as a sing-along version.
The record-setting box office hit also earned $384 million in domestic ticket sales, as well as $980 million on the global market, according to Box Office Mojo.
Disney are also hoping to win an Oscar at this coming Sunday's (March 2nd) Academy-Awards, with the film getting a nomination for Best Animated Feature.