This opening for "Frozen II" pushes Disney past $3 billion in annual domestic grosses for the third time in studio and industry history. It sinks behind the $ 135 million generated by Finding Dory and still lags behind the $ 183 million Incredibles 2 national opening balance.
Frozen 2 also had the biggest opening weekend ever for Walt Disney Animation, and is the first animated movie to bring in a triple digit opening outside of a summer weekend. After this weekend, it looks like "Frozen 2" is on its way to becoming the company's sixth.
"In 'Frozen 2, ' I wanted to show their multiple aspects and their inner being", she said. Disney was forecasting opening-weekend sales of as much as $120 million in the U.S. and Canada.
The unique, although, shortly grew right into a sensation, remaining within the high 10 on the field workplace for 17 weeks and finally grossing $1.27 billion.
To recap: loosely inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale "The Snow Queen", Frozen is the stirring story of two estranged princesses called Elsa and Anna, and the alarmingly frosty spell Elsa casts over their kingdom, Arendelle.
The huge numbers are rolling in despite the fact that Frozen 2 hasn't been scored as strongly on Rotten Tomatoes as the original 2013 film.
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Frozen 2 beat out Zootopia, which started off with $75.1 million over the March 4-6 weekend in 2016.
The movie brings again a lot of the expertise behind the 2013 unique, together with the voices of Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf). Moreover, Frozen II was a breath of fresh air for the movie business, following the failure of Charlie's Angels, Doctor Sleep, as well as Terminator: Dark Fate.
Last week's top film, "Ford v Ferrari" slipped to a distant second with $16 million. Internationally, the movie has made $223 million.
"Frozen 2" helped thaw a frigid November box office.
The debut of STX Entertainment's "21 Bridges", a cop thriller starring Chadwick Boseman, landed in fourth with about 9.3 million dollars from 2,665 theaters.
The Mister Rogers drama "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" opened in third with $13.5 million.