Frozen 2, which released this past weekend, has smashed expectations and broken records for animated movie premieres.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the highly anticipated sequel had an enormous global box office debut. The domestic box office reportedly grossed $130 million, and earned $228.2 million internationally for a worldwide start of $358.2 million. These numbers surpassed original projections for the film, which estimated $127 million domestically and $350.2 million globally. With these impressive numbers, Frozen 2 has smashed all previous records, to become the biggest release for an animated film.
The original Frozen film went on to gross an incredible $1.28 billion globally, becoming the top-grossing animated release of all time. With the impressive debut of its sequel, it remains to be seen if Frozen 2 will surpass the original. Disney distribution chief, Cathleen Taff, commented: “Granted, it’s not easy following up on the first film.” “Six years is a pretty big gap,” she continued, “but the length of time doesn’t matter when people feel invested in the characters.”
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