News // 'FROZEN II' BREAKS THANKSGIVING RECORDS; 'KNIVES OUT' SURPRISES

Knives Out and Queen & Slim overperform during the holiday weekend.



In its second weekend, Disney's Frozen II (#1) enjoyed its Thanksgiving feast as the animated flick broke records for the American holiday weekend at the box office. Over the three-day weekend, the sequel picked up $85.2 million. But, since Thanksgiving is on a Thursday, the full five-day box office window fo Wednesday through Sunday gave Frozen II an additional $123.7 million to its overall performance, so far. That marks the largest three-day and five-day grosses ever over the Thanksgiving holiday. In total, it has earned right at $350 million in its ten days of release.


Coming in second, Rian Johnson's Knives Out (#2) over-performed, thanks to positive reviews from audiences and critics. The film cost around $20 million to produce but picked up $41.7 million over the five-day weekend ($27 million for the actual weekend). Its A- CinemaScore means the whodunnit could easily pass the $100 million mark as Lionsgate will undoubtedly begin figuring out how to maneuver it into the awards season conversation.


The other major release for the holiday weekend was Universal's Queen & Slim (#3), from director Melina Matsoukas and written by Lena Waithe. Also earing an A- CinemaScore, Queen & Slim brought in $15.8 million throughout the five-day holiday weekend ($11.7 million for the three-day period).


Leaving the Top Ten this weekend are The Good Liar (#12) and Charlie's Angels (#14).


Next weekend, Playmobil: The Movie is tracking to be one of the year's more notable bombs, while Dark Waters (#19) expands its release to most markets.


TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)


1. FROZEN II - $85.25 million

2. KNIVES OUT - $27 million

3. FORD V FERRARI - $16 million

4. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - $11.8 million

5. QUEEN & SLIM - $11.7 million

6. 21 BRIDGES - $5.8 million

7. PLAYING WITH FIRE - $4.2 million

8. MIDWAY - $3.9 million

9. JOKER - $2 million

10. LAST CHRISTMAS - $1.98 million


All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.

© 2018 by Scottie Knollin.

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