ByJerome Maida, writer at Creators.co
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With $39,000 on Friday, "Frozen" finally managed to hit the $400 million milestone in domestic box-office.

"Frozen" becomes only the 19th film to do so - and only the 15th to do in it's initial run.

The $400 Million Fifteen now include:

1.) "Marvel's The Avengers" which hit the milestone in 14 days and wound up with $623.3 million

2.) "The Dark Knight", which hit the milestone in 18 days and wound up with $533.3 million

3.) "Avatar", which hit the milestone in 23 days and wound up with $749.7 million

4.) "The Dark Knight Rises", which hit the milestone in 29 days and wound up with $448.1 million

5.) "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", which hit the milestone in 42 days and wound up with $424.6 million

6.) "Shrek 2", which hit the milestone in 43 days and wound up with $441.2 million

7.) "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", which hit the milestone in 45 days and wound up with $423.3 million

8.) "Iron Man 3", which hit the milestone in 47 days and wound up with $409 million

9.) "Toy Story 3", which hit the milestone in 58 days and wound up with $415 million

10.) "Titanic", which hit the milestone in 66 days and wound up with $600.7 million

11.) "Spider-Man", which hit the milestone in 66 days and wound up with $403.7 million

12.) "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace", which hit the milestone in 67 days and wound up with $431 million

13.) "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", which hit the milestone in 74 days and wound up with $402.1 million

14.) "The Hunger Games", which hit the milestone in 80 days and wound up with $408 million

15.) "Frozen", which hit the milestone in 155 days and currently has $400 million

Think about that. It took "Frozen" nearly twice as long as the next-slowest film on the list to join this exclusive club.

The amazing thing is how slow and incredibly steady "Frozen" was at the box-office to reach this milestone.

At the end of February, "Frozen" had earned $385.8 million domestically, which means it took nearly two months to earn the remaining $15 million it needed.

Even more incredible, when "Frozen" was relesed on DVD on March 18, it had earned $396.7 million.

This means it took about five weeks of kids dragging their parents to still see it on the big screen when they could see it as often as they wanted at home, to generate the remaining $3.3 million it needed.

The key is it made just enough to keep it playing in theaters long after other big-budget films had totally faded.

For example, last weekend, "Frozen" earned $258,894. That was more than "300: Rise of an Empire" - which debuted strongly over 3 months after "Frozen" did, as well as "The Monuments Men", "Robocop", and "The Nut Job". It's haul last weekend was also over 3 times what Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle "Sabotage" during that movie's fourth weekend.

Amazing