Frozen II Sets November and Animated Records in Its Debut Weekend
Frozen II not surprisingly debuted in first place for the weekend box office setting numerous records in doing so. The film earned an estimated $127 million. That’s the largest animated opening outside of summer releases. It’s also a record animated opening for November. It’s the fifth-largest November opening of all time.
The movie’s audience was 59% female and families making up 70% of the crowd.
Internationally, the film opened with an estimated $223.2 million. Worldwide, that means the film opened with $350.2 million, not a bad start. The film opens in Italy, Russia, Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Trinidad, Chile, and Venezuela next weekend.
In second place was Ford v Ferrari which earned an estimated $16 million in its second weekend bringing its domestic total to $58 million after two weeks.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood debuted with an estimated $13.5 million for second place meeting expectations. The film’s audience was 52% female with 75% of the crowd aged 25 or older.
In fourth place was 21 Bridges which brought in an estimated $9.2 million in its first week. That’s a bit below expectations from the studio. The film’s opening day audience was 56% make and 75% of the crowd was aged 25 or older. The film also earned an estimated $2.7 million from 20 international markets.
Rounding out the top five was Midway which brought in an estimated $4.7 million to bring its domestic total to $43.1 million after three weeks.
In comic related films, Joker dropped to #10 for the weekend adding an estimated $2.8 million to its domestic total after eight weeks.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations.