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.