News // 'FROZEN II' BLASTS INTO FIRST PLACE

Frozen II breaks a few animated film records.



Worldwide, Disney's Frozen II (#1) opened to a whopping $350 million. Domestically, the animated film debuted to the tune of $127 million. That figure marks the largest animated opening ever outside of the summer months, plus the new record for an animated opening for the month of November.


A Beautiful Day in the neighborhood (#3) served as optimal counter-programming to Frozen II, delivering numbers near expectations. Its $135 million allowed it to beat STXFilms's 21 Bridges (#4), which opened to $9.2 million, a bit under expectations.


In limited release, Focus Features released Dark Waters (#26). The film, starring Mark Ruffalo, earned $110,000 from four screens.


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are horror sequel Doctor Sleep (#13), enchanted fairytale sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (#12), and historical biopic Harriet (#11).


Next weekend, Knives Out could be a surprise box office champ, though Frozen II is expected to follow the example of its predecessor and own the Thanksgiving holiday market. Queen & Slim will open wide, as well.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. FROZEN II - $127 million

2. FORD V FERRARI - $16 million

3. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - $13.5 million

4. 21 BRIDGES - $9.3 million

5. MIDWAY - $4.7 million

6. PLAYING WITH FIRE - $4.6 million

7. THE GOOD LIAR - $3.375 million

8. CHARLIE'S ANGELS - $3.175 million

9. LAST CHRISTMAS - $3 million

10. JOKER - $2.8 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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