‘Frozen 2’ again ices competition
“Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty.
Disney’s ice princess sequel brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend, and earned an unprecedented $132.7 million for the holiday frame of Wednesday through Sunday. It has earned $288 million domestically in its 10 days of release.
“Knives Out,” the innovative and star-heavy whodunit from director Rian Johnson, rode strong reviews and word of mouth to a $27 million weekend and a five-day total of $41.7 million that easily earned back its budget.
“Ford v Ferrari” was third in its third weekend of release with $13.2 million.
The weekend’s other newcomer, “Queen & Slim,” finished fifth with $11.7 million.
Dec. 2 birthdays: Actress Cathy Lee Crosby is 75. Director Penelope Spheeris is 74. Country singer John Wesley Ryles is 69. Bassist Rick Savage is 59. Actress Lucy Liu is 51. Rapper Treach is 49.Singer Nelly Furtado is 41. Singer Britney Spears is 38. Actor Alfred Enoch is 31. Singer Charlie Puth is 28.
Sven, left, and Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, in “Frozen 2.”