'Frozen': One of Disney's biggest movies ever
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In dollars and cents, FBR Capital Markets says Disney's biggest franchises work out like this:
Mickey Mouse is still No. 1, bringing in $4 billion in sales a year.
The Disney Princesses (Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Tiana, etc.) bring in another $4 billion.
The "Cars" and "Winnie the Pooh" franchises each bring in $2 billion a year.
The "Toy Story" franchise brings in $1 billion a year.
"Frozen" is expected to bring in $500 million to $1 billion in the next year, according to FBR.
To top it off, "Frozen" also scored big awards, including Walt Disney Animation Studio's first Oscar for best animated feature. The movie's anthem, "Let it Go", won the Oscar for best song.
It's no wonder, Disney plans to milk every last "frozen" drop of the movie. Its next stop: Broadway, where Disney plans to have the show join other powerhouses like "The Lion King" and "Aladdin."
Wow, Frozen will bring in a billion in the NEXT year?! Amazing!
Disney needs a presence in Las Vegas, like everything else.
Broadway and a sequel, yes.
Las Vegas is much trickier, as you noted.