Frozen II is projected to have a massive, record-setting opening weekend.
According to Variety, projections put Frozen II as opening at over $100 million. This would be a big jump from the first movie, which took in $67.4 million over the weekend for a total of $93.6 million over its first five days in 2013. Assuming these estimates hold, Frozen II would earn Walt Disney Animation's biggest opening weekend, beating out 2016's Zootopia at $75.1 million, not including Pixar. Frozen II would also earn the distinction of becoming the only animated film released outside of the summer to earn a $100 million opening.
The original Frozen went on to earn over $1.27 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing animated film ever, though that depends on how 2019's Lion King remake is categorized. At this time, it's unclear just how much Frozen II might make over the entirety of its run, but a strong opening coupled with success at the international box office weekend would help the sequel top its predecessor.
As the release of the movie is still several weeks away, these numbers may change as Frozen II's release date draws closer.
Arriving Nov. 22, Disney's Frozen 2 reunites directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and producer Peter Del Vecho with voice actors Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. Returning musical talents include Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
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