Frozen 2 has remained on top of the box office charts for the third consecutive weekend after scoring another $34.7 million in North America.
While that’s a 60% percent drop from the Disney sequel’s massive Thanksgiving haul last weekend, it was still a huge help in boosting the movie’s domestic tally to $337 million. After earning $130 million in its opening weekend and another $123 million the following weekend at the North American box office, the animated musical is now the third movie this year, behind Universal’s Glass and Disney’s Avengers: Endgame, to win the box office for three weekends in a row.
Frozen 2 also reeled in $90 million internationally this weekend, pushing the film’s global ticket sales to $920 million. Considering its pace, Frozen 2 is expected to cross the $1 billion mark at the box office next weekend, and that would make it the sixth Disney movie this year to achieve reach that milestone.
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee with original songs by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen 2 explores why Elsa (Idina Menzel) was born with magical powers. To find out the truth about her past, Elsa ventures into the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle. Together with Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven, the Snow Queen faces a dangerous but remarkable journey. In the original movie, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.
The only new film to debut in theaters this weekend was STX Films’ Playmobil: The Movie, aka The LEGO Movie rip-off, which opened at No. 13 on the North American box office charts after grossing just $668,000 from 2,337 theaters in what is one of the worst nationwide opening weekends of all time.