Playmobil: The Movie bombs in its debut weekend.
Disney has much to celebrate as Frozen II (#1) topped the box office for the third weekend in a row. The animated sequel has now earned over $900 million worldwide. By the end of its run, it should become the studio's sixth film in 2019 to top $1 billion at the worldwide box office.
Domestically, the fantasy musical earned $34.7 million towards its $337.6 million overall box office haul.
Knives Out (#2) continues to perform well in its second week. Worldwide, the whodunnit has taken in an impressive $125 million.
The best performing newcomer is Focus Features's wide expansion of Dark Waters (#6). With $4.1 million, it didn't crack the Top Five, but it did play decently well despite the swath of content currently on theaters nationwide.
STX released the animated film, Playmobil: The Movie (#14). The film only earned $660,000 from 2,337 locations. That equates to $282 per theater, the third-worst ever for a film opening in 2,000 or more screens.
Leaving the Top Ten this weekend is the holiday romantic comedy Last Christmas (#11).
Next weekend, Jumanji: The Next Level will try to become the holiday family film to see, while Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell gets a prime awards season release. Plus, horror film Black Christmas serves as counterprogramming. And, Uncut Gems and Bombshell get their limited releases.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. FROZEN II - $34.67 million
2. KNIVES OUT - $14.15 million
3. FORD V FERRARI - $6.537 million
4. QUEEN & SLIM - $6.53 million
5. A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - $5.2 million
6. DARK WATERS - $4.1 million
7. 21 BRIDGES - $2.8 million
8. PLAYING WITH FIRE - $2 million
9. MIDWAY - $1.9 million
10. JOKER - $1 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.