‘Frozen 2’ Has Already Surpassed the Original’s Box Office Total


In 2019, Disney released a lot of stuff and made a lot of money. Like, a lot of money. Three Marvel films, a new Star Wars, a brand spankin’ new streaming service? The folks at Disney are swimmin’ in coin, Scrooge McDuck-style (which you can see for yourself now that Ducktales is streaming on Disney+). Now, you can add another ledger line to Disney’s accounting books, as the latest box office totals for Frozen 2 are in, representing another huge win for the Mouse House.

The original Frozen, released in 2013, made a total of $400.7 million at the domestic box office. Frozen 2, in its sixth week of general release, just surpassed $400 million at the domestic box office — meaning it’s already made more in six weeks than Frozen made in its entire box office run. It’s now achieved the distinction of becoming the 7th highest-grossing animated film of all time — and Disney predicts it will soon enter the top 5, besting its own works like Toy Story 3 and the original Lion King.


Image via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Globally, Frozen 2 is shattering records as well, earning $1.16 billion in total, which is, of course, an absurd amount of money that does not actually exist in real life. In Scandinavian countries like Finland, Norway, and Sweden — the cultures of which are borrowed to great effect for the Frozen franchise — the film opened to the biggest animated box office totals of all time. In Denmark, Frozen 2‘s opening even bested heavy-hitters like Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Skeptics, take note: Looks like Disney’s new journey “into the unknown” paid off handsomely.

READ  Chad Stahelski Eyeing Paramount Pictures Fast Car Movie

For more on the animated musical sequel, here’s our interviews with the filmmakers and songwriters. Plus: Here’s exactly how well Disney is doing in 2019.


Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.