‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and ‘Frozen 2’ Still Dominating The Holiday Season Box Office
Another weekend at the box office mean another big week for the Walt Disney Company as The Rise of Skywalker, Frozen 2, and Spies In Diguise (via Fox) dominate the box office.
The Rise of Skywalker grossed $72 million in its second weekend, also bringing in $94 million internationally. That brings its total to $725 Million worldwide ($361million domestically and $364 million internationally). The film is expected to cross the billion mark next weekend.
Frozen 2 is continuing to show nice legs during the holiday season. The film has grossed $421.3 million at the box office officially surpassing the first Frozen’s (2013) lifetime domestic gross of $400.7. Internationally the sequel has grossed $796.3 million bringing its total to $1.217 billion, making it the third highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide. That total puts it just shy of the first Frozen‘s worldwide box office tally at $1.274 billion, a number it should easily surpass next month.
On the Fox side of things, their animated action-comedy Spies in Disguise grossed $13.2 million in its debut, which is a total anticipated by most in the industry, which suffered due to tough competition from films aiming for the same demographic such as The Rise of Skywalker, Jumanji and Frozen II, not to mention the lack of buzz and decent but not great reviews.
2019 continues to be a record year for the Walt Disney Company at the box office. Films contributing to the studios’ massive haul this year include Avengers: Endgame ( $2.798 billion), The Lion King ($1.656 billion), Captain Marvel ($1.130 billion), Toy Story 4 ($1.074 billion) and Aladdin ($1.051 billion). Not to mention Dumbo ($340 million) and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($489 million).
What makes these figures even crazier is we are not even including the titles from Fox including Ford v. Ferrari, Jojo Rabbit, Ad Astra, etc.