Frozen 2 will break a record for Walt Disney Animation, though it didn't have much competition.
According to Forbes, Frozen 2 took in approximately $34.031 million on Friday, putting the film's domestic total at $236.354 million and making it one of Disney's highest-grossing, non-Pixar animated films domestically. Deadline projects the movie as having earned around $290 million domestically by the weekend.
Frozen 2 is also set to become Walt Disney Animation's highest-grossing theatrical sequel ever, beating out Ralph Breaks the Internet ($529 million), Jungle Book 2 ($186 million), Peter Pan 2: Return to Neverland ($115 million), Fantasia 2000 ($90 million) and Rescuers Down Under ($27 million). This is due in part to the fact that Walt Disney Animation itself doesn't often make theatrical sequels to its animated movies, though it did make a variety of direct-to-DVD and direct-to-VHS films.
Elsewhere at the domestic box office, Rian Johnson's Knives Out is projected to take second place with $42.4 million. Ford v Ferrari will earn the third spot with $13.9 million for a total of $81.8 million.
In theaters now, Disney's Frozen 2 reunites directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and producer Del Vecho with voice actors Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad. Returning musical talents include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.