FROZEN Now iTunes Biggest Selling Movie of All Time; Soundtrack Tops iTunes 2014 Album Chart
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple has announced that the FROZEN soundtrack and Pharrell's 'Happy' are the top-selling album and song on iTunes for 2014, respectively.
In addition, BBC.com reports that FROZEN is now iTunes' biggest-selling movie of all time.John Legend's 'All of Me,' Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse,' Jason Derulo's 'Talk Dirty' and Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy.' Frozen topped the charts as this year's best-selling movie with Game of Thrones: Season 3 claiming the spot of top television show. The 2012 novel 'The Fault in Our Stars' by John Green (which had the help of a film adaptation earlier this year) was the top fiction book. Flash Boys: A Wall Street REVOLT ranked at number one in non-fiction, and Private was the top free book of the year. Additionally, Apple released an editorial list, which named '1989' by Taylor Swift the best album of the year. Beyoncé was named overall artist of the year, and Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' was named best song. ABOUT "FROZEN" "Frozen" won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with "Let It Go") and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). It is the fifth highest grossing film of all time and the highest grossing animated film earning more than $1.27 billion globally. Released wide domestically on Nov. 27, 2013, "Frozen" posted the No. 1 industry all-time Thanksgiving debut and Walt Disney Animation Studios' biggest opening ever. The film's Feb. 25 digital debut was the biggest digital release (sell-through) ever; it's Blu-ray/DVD release on March 18 was No. 1 on the Nielsen overall disc charts for eight nonconsecutive weeks.
The "Frozen" soundtrack is the top-selling album of 2014 to date and spent 33 weeks in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, including 13 weeks at No. 1. It is certified triple Platinum, selling more than 3.6 million units. The "Let It Go" film clip from "Frozen" has been viewed over 370 million times on YouTube. Topping the National Retail Federation's Hot Holiday Toys survey, "Frozen" product popularity continues to soar: more than 3 million role-play dresses have been sold in North America alone, the "Disney Karaoke: Frozen" app reached No.1 on the iPad Entertainment Downloads category in more than 100 countries, and Random House's "Frozen: The Junior Novelization" has been on the New York Times best sellers list for 41 weeks.