Saturday, 07 December, 2019

'Frozen 2' Ices Out Field Workplace Competitors With $127 Million Opening Weekend

Jonathan Groff at the Frozen 2 premiere Jonathan Groff | Jesse Grant Getty Images for Disney
Ismael Spencer | 26 November, 2019, 00:24

Friday, the film started with $ 41.9 million Friday and has increased 19% with a total of $ 49.8 million.

At the U.S. box-office, Frozen 2 collected a staggering $127 million, according to Box Office Mojo.

Expectations for the film - a sequel to the biggest animated movie of all time - were high.

Princess Anna and Queen Elsa skated to $31.5 million in South Korea. "There's still fun and humour but it's a deeply emotional story about finding out who we are meant to be".

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). The movie is also in line to take the fifth place for highest November openings of all-time in the USA and Canada after Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Twilight Saga: New Moon, Twilight Breaking Dawn 2, and Breaking Dawn 1. "With a mere five weekends left in the year, the blockbuster success of "Frozen 2" is a pivotal building block in the industry's attempt to reverse the deficit". Also returning are songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, though the music this time hasn't be quite as enthusiastically received. 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.

Khan Urges Trump to Help Resolve Kashmir Dispute
The United States on Thursday appreciated Pakistan's efforts in securing the release of western hostages from Afghanistan . The legislation comes after President Trump in September declared peace talks with the Taliban "dead".

These past few weeks have not been kind to genre films at the box office. However, the box office results have been quiet this past month, with ticket sales down by 7% compared to previous year. The latter grossed $240.9 million. That was roughly on the right track for the Sony Footage launch, which price about $25 million to make.

Disney also has a de facto 1-2 finish on this weekend's box office charts, as 20th Century Fox's "Ford v Ferrari" will take the No. 2 spot.

In third is Sony/TriStar's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", which is hitting the upper end of box office projections with an estimated $14 million opening from 3,235 screens.

In fourth is STX's "21 Bridges", which is estimated to earn a solid $10 million opening from 2,665 screens after a $3.3 million Friday.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at USA and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore.

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