USA actors Josh Gad (3rd from left), Idina Menzel (center) and Jonathan Groff (3rd from right) pose at the European premiere of the film "Frozen 2" in London on November 17.
Disney's animated adventure, which opened on November 22 and is playing at 4,440 locations, will wind up with a 10-day total of around $320 million by the end of the weekend - making it the eighth-largest domestic release of 2019 behind "Joker".More news: Its impact on local economy — Small Business Saturday
"Disney's pitch flawless 2019 strategy once again continues to pay huge dividends", Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, told CNN Business.
Frozen 2 additionally delivered the very best opening weekend ever for a Disney Animation / Pixar film in China, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. The studio, that has already churned out some major hits at the box office, amounting to a record $10.8 billion in global ticket sales this year, is sure to have the cash counters ringing right through to December, with the release of "Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker". The animated sequel took in $34 million on Friday of its second weekend, bringing its cumulative domestic gross to $236 million through Friday. Opening in 2013, the film skyrocketed to box office history, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time.More news: New Orleans Saints Survive Against the Atlanta Falcons
And after sitting through three trailers for animated children's movies before the film all with male protagonists, the Frozen franchise is still leading the way with female centred stories.
The sequel is coming in far above forecasts of $100 million to $120 million during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Unlike other movies on this list (Knives Out, for example, is playing in 3,391 theaters domestically) Queen & Slim is showing at a modest 1,690 theaters. The film got an A-Cinemascore and a 95% group of spectators score on Rotten Tomatoes. Potential hit films like "Cats", "Jumanji: The Next Level" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" open next month to finish out 2019. "With a lot of buzzy films in theaters, this is what the industry wanted to see this holiday".More news: These Liverpool fans react to Van Dijk scoring twice against Brighton