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.