Post by Dex on Nov 25, 2019 17:47:10 GMT -5
Six years after "Frozen" kicked up a pop-culture blizzard, the sequel to Elsa, Anna and Olaf's adventures snowed-in the box office with an estimated $127 million debut domestically and $350.2 million worldwide, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The opening for the Walt Disney Co.'s "Frozen 2" buried several records. It's the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated film globally. It marks a new high in the U.S. and Canada for an animated movie released outside of the summer season. And it's the largest opening for any Walt Disney Animation Studios release.
Last week's top film, "Ford v Ferrari" slipped 49% in its second week to a distant second with $16 million. James Mangold's film, also a Disney release (courtesy of the studio's acquisition of 20th Century Fox), has grossed $103.8 million worldwide thus far. Starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, the movie has also joined this season's sped-up Oscar race. (The Academy Awards will be held Feb. 9 this year.)
Marielle Heller's Mister Rogers drama "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys, is also in the Oscar mix. It opened in third with $13.5 million. That was roughly on target for the Sony Pictures release, which cost about $25 million to make. It, too, should be positioned to play well through the holidays.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1. "Frozen," $127 million ($223.2 million international).
2. "Ford v Ferrari," $16 million ($14.7 million international).
3. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," $13.5 million.
4. "21 Bridges," $9.3 million ($2.7 million international).
5. "Midway," $4.7 million ($5.4 million international).
6. "Playing With Fire," $4.6 million.
7. "The Good Liar," $3.8 million.
8. "Charlie's Angels," $3.2 million ($4.6 million international).
9. "Last Christmas," $3 million ($6.7 million international).
10. "Joker," $2.8 million ($7.6 million international).