In 2013, Walt Disney Animation Studios had a surprise hit on their hands with Frozen. The film would go on to be the studios’ highest-grossing animated film and the highest-grossing animated film all time, making over $1.27 billion, which would be beaten this year by the studios’ remake of The Lion King, which sits at $1.63 billion.
Now, fast forward over 5 years later, and the studio is set to release the highly anticipated sequel Frozen 2, and according to BoxOfficePro, they are projecting the film to open to a massive $115-145 million in its opening weekend. That would be double what the first Frozen film made it’s opening weekend ($67.3 million).
It should be noted that this is long-range tracking and these number could go up or down as the marketing begins to ramp up. Frozen 2 will face tough family-friendly competition at the box office this holiday season, with films like Jumanji: The Next Level, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and Spies In Disguise.
Here is the film’s official synopsis.
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen,” Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2,” she must hope they are enough.
The films original voice cast return with, Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Josh Gad (Olaf), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Along with new additions to the cast Evan Rachel Wood (Queen Iduna) and Sterling K. Brown (Lt. Mattias).
Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are on board to direct. Peter Del Vecho is producing. Allison Schroeder the screenwriter behind Hidden Figures and Christopher Robin assisted Lee with writing duties.
Frozen 2 is set to hit theaters on November 22, 2019.
Source: Box Office Pro