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If the Disney animated musical sequel hadn’t topped the box office, it would have been as if hell “froze” over. But Frozen II opened with a hot $130.2M domestic weekend, in line with pre-release projections.


Disney’s estimate kept going higher and higher. The studio’s Saturday weekend projection was $120M, then their Sunday revised estimate rose to $127M, and by Monday’s weekend actuals had slightly topped $130M.


That’s +93.2% above the original film’s three-day Thanksgiving weekend opening, and even +39.1% above its five-day opening if including the original’s Wednesday and Thursday.


Perhaps the better comparison is to other recent Disney animated sequels. It started +7.7% ahead of Toy Story 4, but -3.5% behind Finding Dory.


The estimated audience demographics for Frozen II were 59% female and 31% under age 11.


Factoring in its $228.2M overseas opening, the film’s global debut totalled $358.4M. That’s the new record for both highest animated overseas opening previously held by Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs with $152M, and highest animated global opening previously held by this summer’s The Lion King with $244.5M.


Read our magazine’s cover story on Frozen II, including interviews with co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.


Downshifting


Last weekend’s leader, Disney/Fox’s racecar drama Ford v. Ferrari, put the brakes on with a -50.0% decline to second place with $15.7M.


Read our interview with Ford v. Ferrari director James Mangold.


The “Day” Has Come


Sony’s Fred “Mr. Rogers” Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood began with a gentle $13.2M in third place.


That’s a bit below most pre-release projections, which had it in the $14M to $18M range. But with very positive word of mouth and a likely choice for families over the holiday season, look for this title to hold well in the weeks ahead.


Read our interview with co-screenwriters Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue.


Take ‘Em to the Bridge


STX’s action movie 21 Bridges couldn’t bridge the gap with a fourth place start of $9.2M, in line with pre-release projections.


The audience demographics were 56% male and 75% over age 25.


Billion-Dollar Movies


Warner Bros.’ Joker crossed the $1B mark globally last weekend, last Friday to be exact. This weekend it continued to pad its total, having now earned $708.8M overseas and $1.03B globally.


Frozen 2 is virtually certain to cross the billion-dollar mark as well, likely at some point in December or maybe January. The original earned $1.27B globally.


Limited Releases


Frozen 2 had the weekend’s top per-screen average at $29,338. Not too far behind was Focus Features’ legal drama Dark Waters, opening with $102,606 in four theaters for a $25,651 average.


How’d This Weekend Compare?


Total box office this weekend was $204.4M. That’s +87.3% above last weekend but -5.6% below this same three-day frame last year during Thanksgiving weekend, when Ralph Breaks the Internet led with $56.2M.


The Year So Far


Year-to-date box office stands at $9.85B. That’s -7.2% behind this same date last year, down from -6.4% after last weekend.


That’s also the lowest YTD level vs. 2018 since after the second weekend of July, at -8.6%.







Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)
FRI, NOV. 22 – SUN, NOV. 24

WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Frozen II
$130,263,358

4,440

$29,339
$130,263,358
1
Disney


2
Ford v. Ferrari
$15,730,678
-50%
3,528
0
$4,459
$57,720,248
2
20th Century Fox


3
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
$13,251,238

3,235

$4,096
$13,251,238
1
Sony Pictures


4
21 Bridges
$9,250,117

2,665

$3,471
$9,250,117
1
STX Entertainment


5
Midway
$4,640,673
-45%
2,627
-615
$1,767
$43,048,234
3
Lionsgate


6
Playing with Fire
$4,515,388
-46%
2,760
-425
$1,636
$31,522,035
3
Paramount Pictures


7
Charlie’s Angels
$3,236,460
-61%
3,452
0
$938
$14,002,052
2
Sony Pictures


8
Last Christmas
$3,099,535
-52%
2,411
-1043
$1,286
$27,851,925
3
Universal Pictures


9
The Good Liar
$3,017,800
-46%
2,454
15
$1,230
$11,408,594
2
Warner Bros.


10
Joker
$2,746,029
-49%
1,410
-927
$1,948
$326,857,842
8
Warner Bros.


11
Harriet
$2,330,100
-49%
1,346
-665
$1,731
$36,024,155
4
Focus Features


12
Doctor Sleep
$2,088,610
-65%
1,476
-2379
$1,415
$29,005,352
3
Warner Bros.


13
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
$2,051,520
-58%
1,605
-944
$1,278
$108,974,578
6
Disney


14
Terminator: Dark Fate
$1,250,589
-71%
1,022
-1455
$1,224
$59,581,886
4
Paramount




LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Jojo Rabbit
$1,588,234
-42%
787
-208
$2,018
$16,140,947
6
Fox Searchlight


2
Parasite
$1,255,325
-33%
433
-187
$2,899
$16,498,762
7
NEON


3
Zombieland: Double Tap
$540,733
-72%
455
-952
$1,188
$71,541,944
6
Sony Pictures


4
The Addams Family
$474,425
-73%
837
-998
$567
$95,514,844
7
United Artists Releasing


5
Black and Blue
$320,106
-65%
260
-298
$1,231
$21,395,063
5
Sony / Screen Gems


6
Countdown
$294,113
-75%
298
-648
$987
$24,894,793
5
STX Entertainment


7
Depeche Mode: SPIRITS in the Forest
$232,452

276

$842
$673,932
1
Trafalgar Releasing


8
Pagalpanti
$227,714

117

$1,946
$227,714
1
Eros International


9
The Lighthouse
$180,967
-53%
113
-177
$1,601
$10,171,652
6
A24


10
Abominable
$143,880
-57%
221
-78
$651
$59,941,385
9
Universal Pictures


11
Pain and Glory
$136,730
-36%
217
-9
$630
$3,322,264
8
Sony Pictures Classics


12
Downton Abbey
$124,500
-59%
159
-144
$783
$96,550,930
10
Focus Features


13
Gemini Man
$66,027
-43%
108
-68
$611
$48,419,465
7
Paramount Pictures


14
Arctic Dogs
$55,026
-73%
195
-161
$282
$5,589,952
4
Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures


15
It Chapter Two
$38,447
-35%
105
-27
$366
$211,543,420
12
Warner Bros




PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND
 
LOCATIONS
 
AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Honey Boy
$252,322
24%
44
27
$5,735
$922,719
3
Amazon Studios


2
Waves
$165,936
24%
21
17
$7,902
$333,167
2
A24


3
Dark Waters
$102,606

4

$25,652
$102,606
1
Focus Features


4
Better Days
$87,789
-73%
35
-53
$2,508
$1,835,039
3
Well Go USA Entertainment


5
Motherless Brooklyn
$71,295
-86%
86
-525
$829
$9,111,366
4
Warner Bros.


6
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot
$64,688
-63%
5
-5
$12,938
$2,762,773
6
Fathom Events / Saban Films


7
Judy
$40,249
-61%
58
-65
$694
$23,849,438
9
Roadside Attractions / LD Entertainment


8
Hustlers
$36,128
-55%
75
-43
$482
$104,872,008
11
STX Entertainment


9
The Lion King
$33,605
-42%
87
-29
$386
$543,601,690
19
Walt Disney Pictures


10
Ad Astra
$28,785
-33%
50
-28
$576
$50,139,904
10
20th Century Fox


11
No Safe Spaces
$24,264
-79%
24
-31
$1,011
$434,873
5
Atlas Distribution


12
Everybody’s Everything
$23,971
-60%
19
-10
$1,262
$514,805
2
Gunpowder & Sky


13
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
$20,361
-19%
25
-4
$814
$140,949,943
18
Sony Pictures


14
Frankie
$17,835
120%
33
18
$540
$129,588
5
Sony Pictures Classics


15
The Peanut Butter Falcon
$16,265
-44%
39
-26
$417
$20,411,823
16
Roadside Attractions


16
Toy Story 4
$16,231
-46%
48
-22
$338
$434,010,223
23
Disney


17
The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful
$14,949

10

$1,495
$34,415
2
CJ Entertainment


18
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
$13,801
-62%
25
-10
$552
$4,188,614
12
Greenwich Entertainment


19
The Current War
$13,465
-70%
35
-108
$385
$5,918,827
5
101 Studios


20
Varda by Agnes
$12,390

2

$6,195
$12,390
1
Janus Films


21
Synonyms
$12,356
23%
12
5
$1,030
$141,624
5
Kino Lorber


22
Citizen K
$10,571

1

$10,571
$10,571
1
Greenwich Entertainment


23
Mickey and the Bear
$7,603
-19%
4
3
$1,901
$18,838
2
Utopia


24
My Dear Liar
$6,918
-61%
3
0
$2,306
$90,545
3
CMC


25
The Kingmaker
$6,661
-51%
7
-1
$952
$55,296
3
Greenwich Entertainment


26
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi
$3,326
-97%
20
-257
$166
$174,102
2
Roadside Attractions


27
Shooting the Mafia
$3,251

2

$1,626
$3,251
1
Cohen Media Group


28
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
$3,213
-61%
3
2
$1,071
$19,836
2
Zeitgeist Films


29
When Lambs Become Lions
$3,155

1

$3,155
$3,155
1
Oscilloscope Laboratories


30
Matthias & Maxime
$3,056
-46%
5
-3
$611
$364,207
7
 


31
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound
$2,808
7%
8
-1
$351
$45,230
5
Matson Films


32
Ága
$2,550
419%
1
0
$2,550
$31,562
12
Big World Pictures


33
American Dharma
$2,090
-65%
3
-5
$697
$32,279
4
Utopia


34
Immortal Hero
$2,006
-15%
5
0
$401
$42,941
6
Freestyle Releasing


35
Where’s My Roy Cohn?
$1,955
-63%
5
-14
$391
$693,449
10
Sony Pictures Classics


36
Gift
$1,778
176%
5
-3
$356
$28,738
7
Matson Films


37
Mr. Klein
$1,674
-63%
2
-1
$837
$176,343
12
Rialto Pictures


38
The Killing Floor
$1,583

1

$1,583
$1,583
1
Film Movement


39
Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
$1,105
-74%
5
-6
$221
$691,302
13
Magnolia Pictures


40
Edie
$990

2

$495
$67,633
12
Music Box Films


41
By the Grace of God
$883
-66%
5
-2
$177
$54,763
6
Music Box Films


42
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
$813
-13%
1
0
$813
$11,621
8
Zeitgeist Films


43
Give Me Liberty
$800
-24%
2
1
$400
$229,749
14
Music Box Films


44
Scandalous: The Untold Story of the National Enquirer
$735
-93%
3
-9
$245
$16,743
2
Magnolia Pictures


45
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
$712

1

$712
$103,965
9
Kino Lorber


46
David Crosby: Remember My Name
$629

7

$90
$730,320
19
Sony Pictures Classics


47
Western Stars
$480
-95%
12
-132
$40
$1,578,434
6
Warner Bros.


48
The Golden Glove
$450
188%
3
1
$150
$5,963
9
Strand Releasing


49
Aquarela
$333
-81%
3
1
$111
$301,161
15
Sony Pictures Classics


50
Maiden
$260
-92%
2
-2
$130
$3,159,132
22
Sony Pictures Classics


51
Stuffed
$163

1

$163
$9,406
6
Music Box Films


52
Desolation Center
$132
-89%
1
-2
$132
$31,782
11
Matson Films


53
Gregory’s Girl
$37

1

$37
$7,321
8
Film Movement


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