Frozen II exceeded box office expectations this weekend on its way to a record-breaking $127 million opening in the United States. It grossed $350 million worldwide in its first three days since debuting Nov. 22—the biggest global opening of all time for an animated film.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ music-infused Frozen 2 opened to a record $130 million in the U.S. and a fiery $228.2 million overseas from 37 markets for a massive worldwide start of $358.2 million, the No. 1 global debut ever for an animated title, not adjusted for inflation (many family films have a staggered rollout offshore), according to revised weekend numbers released early Monday.
The musical fantasy film, a sequel to the 2013 breakout hit Frozen, has only been in theaters for one weekend and is already the 23rd highest-grossing film in the world this year. It will likely become Disney’s sixth film of 2019 to make more than $1 billion worldwide. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which comes out Dec. 20.
Frozen 2, along with other new offerings bowing over the weekend, is positioned to take advantage of the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor.