Despite new releases at this week’s box office including the Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi) Mystery Thriller Knives Out and Queen & Slim, Walt Disney Animations Frozen 2 was able to maintain the top spot for a second week in a row.
Frozen 2 earned a record-shattering $123.7 million for the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch, easily beating the $109.9 million grossed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. The sequel also marked the best Thanksgiving showing ever for a Disney animated film after besting the first Frozen, which earned $93.7 million for the five days in 2013.
Frozen 2 finished Sunday with a domestic total of $287.6 million and an astonishing $738.6 million globally, including a second weekend foreign gross of $163.8 million. The sequel has already surpassed the total lifetime gross of Frozen in 11 markets, including China, where it has earned a huge $90.5 million to date.
Also, Ford v Ferrari, from Fox/Disney, placed third with $19 million for a domestic total of $81 million and $143.3 million globally. The film is garnering quite a bit of awards buzz.
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.