Frozen II doesn’t open in movie theaters until November, but it’s already projected to rake in massive numbers for Disney over the holiday.
We are all so excited about the November 22 release of Frozen II, and it turns out that there are a lot of us itching to see the new adventure with Anna and Elsa. According to projections, the Frozen sequel is going to make quite the impact at the box office.
As Variety reports, Frozen II is projected to pull more than $100 million at its opening and dominate the box office over new flicks like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and 21 Bridges for the Thanksgiving season.
If Frozen II does indeed pull in those massive numbers, it will be a significant jump from Frozen’s performance. Variety reports that the first film also premiered around Thanksgiving back in 2013, and pulled in $67.4 million over that weekend and earned a record-setting $93.6 million over the first five days of release. By the time the movie left theaters, it had earned a whopping $1.3 billion in worldwide ticket sales.
With Frozen still holding the title for the biggest box office earning for an animated title, the movie’s sequel certainly has big shoes to fill. Should Frozen II meet box office projections, it would be the biggest Disney animated (non-Pixar) opening weekend since Zootopia pulled in $75.1 million back in 2016. Additionally, Frozen II could also earn the title of the first animated movie not released over the summer to earn over $100 million on its opening weekend.
So while the expectations are incredibly high for this movie on the financial front, it stands to reason that even if the movie doesn’t meet these massive benchmarks, it will bring in a lot of money for Disney. The real question is, how will Frozen II line up to fan expectations.
The first Frozen movie was beloved by kids and adults alike, and brought audiences amazing music and even spawned a Tony award-winning musical. Does Frozen II have the chops to live up to those expectations?
We will have to wait and see. Frozen II hits movie theaters everywhere on November 22.