To no one's surprise, Frozen 2 has iced out box office competition, breaking several major records since its Nov. 22 release — and the streak has continued into 2020. As of Jan. 5, the film has become the highest-grossing animated movie in history, generating $1.3 billion globally to beat out 2013's Frozen, 2018's Incredibles 2, and last year's reboot of The Lion King.
Over the five-day Thanksgiving break last year, which spanned from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, the Disney sequel also collected $123.7 million, making it the highest-grossing film ever during the holiday stretch. The record was previously held by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which brought in $109 million in 2013. Think that's impressive? Well, there's more.
Within its opening weekend, Frozen 2 raked in $130 million in North America, crowning itself the most lucrative animated movie ever released in November. Even more impressive, the adventure flick now stands as having the biggest opening weekend for Walt Disney Animation films, not including Pixar. It also had the best global opening for an animated film ever, making $358.2 million worldwide. Currently, in the first week of the new year, the movie's total domestic profit stands around $449.9 million, and its international gains are around $875.3 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Now that's a cold front.
The past year has been majorly successful for Disney films. In July, the company celebrated Avengers: Endgame surpassing Avatar as the No. 1 movie of all time after it crossed the $2.7892 billion mark. The following month, the Lion King reboot joined the "all-time" team by becoming the highest-grossing animated film ever, conquering the first Frozen movie. But, of course, Elsa and Anna have now reclaimed that throne from King Simba.