The success of Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013 Disney movie, exceeded all expectations in its debut and broke several new records at the box office.
Indeed, the new Walt Disney Animation Studios production had a spectacular first weekend of release, raising approximately $ 130 million dollars in North America and almost $ 230 million dollars internationally, for an initial total of almost $ 360 million dollars to global level.
These numbers far exceeded the figures estimated by critics and by the company itself, and converted to Frozen 2 in the creditor of a series of new records, dethroning the previous champion, Toy Story 4, which earlier this year raised $ 240.9 million dollars its opening weekend.
Elsa and her magical frozen world returned to the big screen after six years of waiting. In this second installment, the sisters will travel outside their Arendelle kingdom to try to solve an important mystery in their lives. To do this, they must use their cunning and, of course, Elsa's powers. Also new characters are added to the cast that will give a new twist to the story.
These are the records that were broken by Frozen 2:
- Greatest world premiere of all time for an animated film: the previous champion was Toy Story 4 with $ 240.9 million dollars.
- Greatest international premiere of all time for an animated film: Frozen 2 snatches the crown of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs of 2009 with $ 152 million dollars.
- Biggest national premiere in November for an animated movie: super its predecessor, the movie Frozen original that had $ 93 million dollars.
- Imax biggest premiere for an animated movie: the large format platform generates $ 18 million in global ticket sales.
- Third largest national premiere for an animated film: it is located behind Incredibles 2 ($ 182.7 million) and Finding Dory ($ 135.1 million), both from Pixar and Disney.
- Biggest national three-day premiere for Walt Disney Animation Studios: Frozen 2 I beat Zootopia, which reached $ 75.1 million during its premiere weekend in March 2016.