Frozen II entered its second week as, technically, a leftover. But as any Thanksgiving-loving American knows, sometimes leftovers are the best. So no one was particularly surprised when Disney’s Anna and Elsa once again snagged the biggest piece of pie.
Frozen II iced its second win by gobbling up another $85.3 million (according to early estimates) during the traditional three-day weekend. Add Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day into the mix, and Disney’s main course rises to a cool $123.7 million. That’s the biggest box-office meal any film has ever digested over the Thanksgiving holiday, by the way. In just 10 days, Frozen II has earned $287.6 million domestically, and it’s already the year’s eighth highest-grossing film—with seventh-place Joker ($330.6 million) in its sights.
Frozen II is making beau coup bucks overseas, too. Add in the $451 million it’s collected in international markets, and you’ll find that the animated movie’s total worldwide bank sits at a hefty $738.6 million.
But this holiday weekend, theaters across the country had plenty of film food for all.
While Frozen II might’ve grabbed the biggest slice of pie, Knives Out cut a healthy slice for itself. The sly Agatha Christie-like whodunit made a killing at the box office, earning $27 million during the regular ol’ weekend and $41.7 million over the five-day frame. That’s more than prognosticators were expecting, and Box Office Mojo believes the flick’s strong word of mouth could give Knives Out some serious staying power.
Ford v Ferrari finished third this week, with plenty of gas still in its tank. It collected $13.2 million over the weekend (and $19 million over the five-day holiday), pushing its total purse to $81 mil.
Meanwhile, Mister Rogers is displaying his own kind of staying power. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood lost just 11% of its weekend-over-weekend audience, banking $11.8 million in its second weekend of work ($15.8 million over five days). Mister Rogers always told us that we were special. Seems this movie is, too.
Another newcomer, the gritty R-rated drama Queen & Slim, closed out the top five with a rather impressive $11.7 million debut ($15.8 million over five days). Both this flick and A Beautiful Day are on the periphery of awards-season conversation, and the strong performances by both films won’t hurt their chances.