Aline Pawsfeed / Pawscast Editor, The Pawprint
Six years ago “Frozen” set off a pop-culture blizzard, and now the sequel to the story of sisters Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf snowed-in the box office with an impressive $127 million domestic opening and $350.2 million worldwide, according to Sunday’s studio figures making it the biggest debut ever for an animated film worldwide.
It is the biggest opening for any production by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The film brings back many of the star power behind the first ones in 2013, including Idina Menzel (Elsa), Kristen Bell (Anna) and Josh Gad (Olaf) ‘s voices. Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez are also coming back, although this time the music hasn’t been received with the same enthusiasm.
A distance second came “Ford v Ferrari” fell to a far second with $16 million recorded in its opening weekend. The film by James Mangold, also launch by Disney (courtesy of the 20th Century Fox acquisition by the studio), has so far grossed $103.8 million worldwide.
“A beautiful day in the neighborhood” comes in third as it was predicted to make around $15 million in its opening weekend and made $4.5 million on its opening day. Counting the $900,000 from Thursday night previews
The crime thriller “21 Bridges” came in fourth was less successful, starring Chadwick Boseman as a police detective who locked down Manhattan for a search. “21 Bridges” raised $9.2 million in tolls for STXfilms against the steep competition for adult audiences, a so-called result for a film that cost $33 million to produce.
1. “Frozen,” $127 million ($223.2 million international).
2. “Ford v Ferrari,” $16 million ($14.7 million international).
3. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” $13.5 million.
4. “21 Bridges,” $9.3 million ($2.7 million international).
5. “Midway,” $4.7 million ($5.4 million international).
6. “Playing With Fire,” $4.6 million.
7. “The Good Liar,” $3.8 million.
8. “Charlie’s Angels,” $3.2 million ($4.6 million international).
9. “Last Christmas,” $3 million ($6.7 million international).
10. “Joker,” $2.8 million ($7.6 million international).