‘Frozen 2’ nets Disney the biggest ever debut for an animated film. The musical made just over $350 million in three days. The Frozen sequel made more than 75 percent than its successor made 6 years ago during its opening weekend, according to the New York Times. The sequel also raked in $223.2 million overseas.
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The film topped the domestic rankings list, according to Comscore, with Ford versus Ferrari collecting $16 million at a distant second and Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood raising $13.5 million in third place.
Disney executives are also pleased with the film’s record-breaking opening. “We are definitely thrilled. It’s not easy to follow up the original Frozen,” Disney’s President of Theatrical Distribution, Cathleen Taff, told Deadline. “We are cautiously optimistic the film will continue to have legs. With the strong social scores and the holidays coming up, I think we’re going to have a good run.”