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Entertainment 'Frozen II' Stays No. 1 at Box Office With $34.7 Million Weekend

00:01  09 december  2019
00:01  09 december  2019 Source:   thewrap.com

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Disney’s “ Frozen II ” has become the third movie this year to stay No . 1 on the box office charts for three weekends . With an estimated total this weekend of $ 34 million , it will easily take the top spot over Lionsgate’s “Knives Out” on a weekend that traditionally is a quiet period before the Christmas.

Disney’s “ Frozen II ” has become the third movie this year to stay No . 1 on the box office charts for three weekends . With an estimated total this weekend of $ 34 million , it will easily take the top spot over Lionsgate’s “Knives Out” on a weekend that traditionally is a quiet period before the Christmas

On a weekend that is traditionally a slower period before the holiday releases arrive, Disney's "Frozen II" joined "Glass" and "Avengers: Endgame" as the third 2019 film to top the box office charts for three weekends. The animated film took in $34.5 million this weekend to bring its domestic total to $335 million.

a little girl posing for a picture: Frozen 2 Elsa© TheWrap Frozen 2 Elsa With no major releases this weekend, the two new additions to movie theater marquees were Focus Features' "Dark Waters" and STX's "Playmobil: The Movie." "Dark Waters" spent two weeks in a limited release run to build word of mouth, grossing $1.2 million in that span. This weekend, the socially conscious drama expanded to 2,011 theaters and grossed $4.1 million for a $5.3 million total.

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Dominates Thanksgiving Day, ‘Knives’ Sharp

  Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Dominates Thanksgiving Day, ‘Knives’ Sharp “Frozen 2” is generating plenty of heat at the North American box office, with more than $200 million its first week. Disney’s animated sequel earned $14.7 million at 4,440 locations on Thursday, just short of the Thanksgiving Day record set in 2013 by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” “Frozen 2” is tracking to wind up the five-day holiday period with a record-setting $135 million, $40 million more than “Catching Fire.”Lionsgate’s mystery comedy “Knives Out” is showing plenty of pull at multiplexes with $6.2 million on Thanksgiving.

Disney’s “ Frozen II ” has become the third movie this year to stay No . 1 on the box office charts for three weekends . With an estimated total this weekend of $ 34 million , it will easily take the top spot over Lionsgate’s “Knives Out” on a weekend that traditionally is a quiet period before the Christmas

Disney’s Frozen 2 is just chilling at the top of the box office list for its third week in a row. The animated sequel made an estimated $ 34 . 7 million The only new addition to the top ten this weekend is Mark Ruffalo‘s Dark Waters, which enters the box office competition in sixth place with . 1 million .

"Playmobil," meanwhile, has been left behind by families who are still going to see "Frozen II." The new animated release has opened to a mere $811,000 from 2,337 screens, giving it a per screen average of just $347. That ranks among the top 5 worst ever openings for a wide release on more than 2,000 screens.

However, STX won't be taking a big writedown on this movie, as it was a distribution-only release for them with a $3 million marketing spend focused mainly on in-theater advertising. Grosses were also weighed down by STX's agreement with movie theater companies to experiment with a variable pricing model, an idea that has been thrown around by analysts and theater owners as a way to increase interest in lesser known movies by offering tickets for them at lower prices. Tickets for "Playmobil" were available in many markets for as low as $5.

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Sets Thanksgiving Record, ‘Knives Out’ Scores

  Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Sets Thanksgiving Record, ‘Knives Out’ Scores Disney’s “Frozen 2” stuffed the box office competition during Thanksgiving, generating $85.2 million over the weekend and a record-setting $123.7 million over the five-day holiday frame. The animated adventure soared past the previous Thanksgiving benchmark held by 2013’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and its $109 million bounty between the Wednesday and Sunday holiday frame. Like, “Frozen 2,” the “Hunger Games” sequel opened a week ahead of Thanksgiving.After two weekends in theaters, “Frozen 2” is nearing the $300 million mark in North America with ticket sales currently at a massive $2788 million.

weekend , it’s no great surprise to see Frozen II hang on to the top spot of the UK box office for a second week . With an estimated total this weekend of $ 34 million , it will easily take the top spot over Lionsgate's "Knives Out" on a weekend that traditionally is a quiet period before the Christmas

NEW YORK – " Frozen 2" blanketed multiplexes for the third straight weekend , continuing its reign at No . 1 with $ 34 . 7 million in ticket sales, according to studio Early next week , Disney will cross billion at the global box office this year. But the weekend overall at the box office was yet another

The rest of the top 5 this weekend was the same as Thanksgiving weekend, with Lionsgate/MRC/T-Street's "Knives Out" taking second with a $14.1 million second weekend and a $63.5 million total after two weekends. Fox/Chernin's "Ford v Ferrari" and Universal/Makeready's "Queen & Slim" are tied for third with $6.5 million each, with "Ford" pushing its total to $91 million after four weekends while "Queen & Slim" has a total of $26.8 million after two weekends. Sony/TriStar's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" completes the top 5 with $5.2 million and a $43.1 million total after three weekends.

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