“Frozen II” Heats Up November Box Office

Another November and another Disney animated film swooping in to capture the box office. Debuting much earlier this year, Disney’s latest is aiming to garner a heavy take with “Frozen II,” the much-anticipated sequel to the 2013 hit. The fantasy adventure film naturally brought with it a big debut just before the Thanksgiving holiday. $127 million was the opening take and it’s likely the film will still be going strong into the Thanksgiving weekend without much family content to compete with.

BRUNI – Curious and cute, this salamander inhabits the Enchanted Forest. Though shy at first, Bruni can’t help but be drawn to Elsa’s icy magic and enjoys the cool snowflake treats she creates. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2019. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

But if family animated films are not your bag, there were a few other new films debuting over the weekend. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” the Mister Rogers film semi-based on an article during the TV run of his show, only made a mild splash at $13.5 million, arriving at #3. “21 Bridges,” a detective thriller by the minds behind “Avengers: Endgame,” came in at #5 with a box office take of $9.3 million. It may not be looking good for these films considering the debut of “Knives Out” this Thanksgiving that is sure to attract a larger adult crowd with such an all-star ensemble.

Remaining strong from last week is the racing biopic “Ford v Ferrari,” racing close to #1 with a second weekend take of $16 million for a domestic total now at $57.9 million. And this is the last time you’ll likely be seeing “Joker” in the top 10 with its domestic total now sitting at $326 million domestic and $1 billion internationally.

Check out the full top 10 box office weekend results below.

Frozen II ($127,000,000)
Ford v Ferrari ($16,000,000)
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ($13,500,000)
21 Bridges ($9,300,000)
Midway ($4,700,000)
Playing with Fire ($4,615,000)
The Good Liar ($3,375,000)
Charlie’s Angel ($3,175,000)
Last Christmas ($3,040,000)
Joker ($2,820,000)