Walt Disney Animation Studios' 3DCG musical fantasy film Frozen, titled as Ana to Yuki no Jyoou (Anna and the Snow Queen), sold 661,000 Blu-ray discs in its first day of release on July 16 in Japan, Oricon reported yesterday. While still running in Japanese theaters strongly, it has easily become the top-selling Blu-ray of all time surpassing the previous record (465,000) set by Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance released in May 2010. It also broke the first day Blu-ray sales record previously set by Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, which was released on April 24, 2013, selling 199,000 discs.
As of the last weekend (July 12-13), the film has earned 24,659,080,553 yen (US$243,522,423) in the Japanese box office in 18 weeks since its opening on March 14, and has become the third highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, following James Cameron's Titanic (1998/26.2 billion) in 2nd and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away (2001/30.4 billion) in 1st.
"Frozen" Japanese edition trailer
"Arino Mamade" (Let It Go Japanese version sung by Takako Matsu)
The Japanese poster
Source: Oricon Style
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