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‘Frozen 2’ Chills The Box Office Competition With A $127 Million Opening

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Disney’s Frozen 2 did not disappoint this weekend at the box office, as the sequel opened with a November record $127 million domestic gross this weekend.

Fun fact this is the first theatrical release sequel to an official Disney princess film in Walt Disney Animation’s 82 year history.

Frozen 2 also set a November record for an animated movie and secured the third-best start for an animated film behind Incredibles 2 ($182 million) and Finding Dory ($135 million). It also stands as the biggest opening weekend ever for Walt Disney Animation (not including Pixar) and ranks as the first animated movie to hit triple digits in its inaugural outing outside of summer.

Overseas, the highly anticipated sequel grossed $223 million for a massive worldwide start of $350 million, the largest day-and-date global animated debut in history. Already, five Disney movies this year have crossed $1 billion and Frozen 2 will likely make it six by the new year.

The first Frozen launched before Thanksgiving in 2013, collecting $93 million during its first five days in theaters. The original became a a worldwide sensation and still stands as the highest-grossing animated movie in history with $1.3 billion in global ticket sales.

Read: Disney CCO Jennifer Lee Discusses The Future of Animation At Disney and Changes After John Lasseter’s Exit

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.

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, 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).

Frozen 2 is in theaters now.

Via Disney
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