Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Skates Past $200M in Near-Record Time
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Walt Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 has skated past $200 million domestically in near-record time for an animated pic. And it is the fastest do so outside of summer.
The sequel achieved the milestone on Thanksgiving, its seventh day in release. Pixar and Disney’s The Incredibles 2 flew past $200 million in four days in mid-June 2018. Frozen 2 ties with Finding Dory, which likewise achieved the milestone in seven days in mid-June 2016.
Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, Frozen 2 finished Thanksgiving with a North American total of $202.3 million after earning $14.7 million for the day, just behind the holiday record set by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($14.9 million) in 2013, not adjusted for inflation.
At this pace, Frozen 2 is is projected to gross as much as $130 million for the Wednesday to Sunday stretch, easily setting a new record for the five-day Thanksgiving corridor. Catching Fire is the current crown-holder ($109.9 million).