Published: Sun, December 01, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

‘Frozen 2’, ‘Knives Out’ to Defrost Thanksgiving Box Office

‘Frozen 2’, ‘Knives Out’ to Defrost Thanksgiving Box Office

U.S. actors Josh Gad (3rd from left), Idina Menzel (center) and Jonathan Groff (3rd from right) pose at the European premiere of the film "Frozen 2" in London on November 17. It will crush the 2013 record for the occasion time frame set by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" by more than $40 million. Knives Out, Rian Johnson's mystery comedy, took second place in Friday's $ 10.7 million revenue and is expected to bring $ 41 million to 3,391 destinations in North America during its opening weekend ( which has been extended to 5 days).

"It speaks to Disney's ability to draw out families on major movie-going holidays", said chief box office analyst Shawn Robbins in an interview with CNN Business on Friday.

Frozen 2 additionally delivered the very best opening weekend ever for a Disney Animation / Pixar film in China, Germany, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Frozen 2 introduced in an estimated $350.2 million (about Rs. 2,509 crores) in its opening weekend on the world field workplace, delivering the most important opening for an animated film of all time within the course of. Black Friday box office is projected to total $77.5 million, down 7% year over year, while 5-day overall totals are now estimated for $280 million, which would be down 11% from last year's record $315 million holiday total but would rank fourth on the all-time charts.

"Frozen 2" has definitely livened up the November box office.

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But "Frozen 2" isn't the only film for moviegoers to feast on this Thanksgiving. Unlike other films on this list (Knives Out, for example, airs in 3,391 theaters across the country), Queen & Slim is screened in 1,690 theaters. The two films could find an audience that is looking for adult counter-programming to "Frozen 2". However, it looks as though the "Frozen 2" might beat "The Lion King's" record.

The new films are receiving solid reviews.

"Queen & Slim" has an 87% Rotten Tomatoes score. Potential hit films like "Cats", "Jumanji: The Next Level" and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" open next month to finish out 2019.

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