Frozen freezes out the competition at the Weekend Box Office

Disney’s animated sequel Frozen II took the top spot at the weekend box office dominating with a $127 million domestic debut. Including international receipts the animated feature has racked up an impressive $350 million worldwide in its first weekend. The opening was higher than the original Frozen back in 2013 which saw a Thanksgiving weekend release of $93.6 million. The film went on to gross $400 million domestically and $1.27 billion worldwide.

Last week’s top film Ford v Ferrari dropped to second place with another $16.0 million in its sophomore weekend. Biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood from Sony opened in third place with $13.5 million. The film is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers (played by Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod.

STX Entertainment’s 21 Bridges, about an embattled NYPD detective who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy, opened with $9.3 million domestically and landed in fourth place at the box office. Lionsgate’s Midway dropped to fifth place with another $4.7 million.

  1. Frozen II (Disney) $127.0 million
  2. Ford v Ferrari (20th Century Fox) $16.0 million
  3. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony) $13.5 million
  4. 21 Bridges (STX Entertainment) $9.5 million
  5. Midway (Lionsgate) $4.7 million

Next weekend will see Lionsgate bringing the crime mystery thriller Knives Out to theatres on Wednesday. Universal Pictures will also debut Queen & Slim on Wednesday.

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