'Frozen 2' tops North American box office


After opening to promising numbers on first day, Frozen 2 has done excellent business in the first weekend at Indian box office.

The sequel kicked off above expectations ahead of Thanksgiving, which should parlay into an especially lucrative holiday frame. Reportedly, the sequel to the original 2013 film earned around $127 million at the box office in Canada and in the United States.

The film starring Kristen Bell, 39, and Idina Menzel, 48, has also been named as the first Walt Disney Animation movie to have brought in triple figures outside of a summer weekend. According to CNBC, the movie could become the Mouse House's sixth film to cross the $1 billion-mark in 2019.

Set in fantastical land of Arendelle, Frozen is a story of two sisters Elsa and Anna who are on a path of finding acceptance and love, while trying to save their kingdom infused with heart-touching music and emotions.

"Frozen 2" reviews and audience reaction have been good but not as strong as those for "Frozen". Also returning are songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, though the music this time hasn't be quite as enthusiastically received.

The movie brought in $223 million internationally at 37 markets. Box Office Guru founder Gitesh Pandya joins Yahoo Finance to discuss the film's record-breaking opening and what to expect from the upcoming holiday box office. Marielle Heller ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?") directed the movie, inspired by Junod's Esquire article "Can You Say..." Over 50% of ticket buyers were male, while 75% were over the age of 25.

Last week's top film, "Ford v Ferrari" slipped 49 percent in its second week to a distant second with $16 million. It carries a $33 million budget.

Rounding out the top five is Lionsgate's war drama "Midway", which collected 4.7 million dollars in its third weekend, pushing its North American total to over 43 million dollars and a global total of over 81.7 million dollars.

Along with having the Frozen II ending in mind, the filmmakers recently told CinemaBlend that one sequence in particular made it all the way through the film's development from start to final produce.

Todd Haynes' authorized thriller "Darkish Waters" opened in 4 theaters with a powerful per-theater common of $27,467.