Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) posted another big win at the box office with its most recent movie “Frozen 2.” The original “Frozen” was wildly popular among both children and adults, with its soundtrack recognized around the world. “Frozen 2” looks to capitalize on the success of the original, and so far it’s off to a strong start.
The film set the record for Thanksgiving weekend bringing in $85.3 million in the United States and Canada over the weekend, with a total haul of $132.7 million from Wednesday through Sunday. In the first 10 days of its release, the film has earned $288 million domestically.
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” held the previous Thanksgiving weekend record, grossing $109 million back in 2013.
The film made $451 million overseas in the first 10 days, bringing its worldwide total to roughly $739 million. With this trajectory, “Frozen 2” likely will join an elite club, becoming Disney’s sixth movie to gross more than $1 billion globally this year.
The Wall Street Journal said of the film’s holiday performance:
“Frozen 2” helped narrow the gap between cumulative domestic box-office receipts in 2019 and 2018, a bumper year. After the five-day weekend, this year’s total box-office receipts in the U.S. and Canada are behind last year by 5.6%. Before the holiday the deficit stood at 7%, according to media measurement company Comscore.