Disney’s “Frozen 2” sequel is heading for a record-shattering $140 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday in North America according to early estimates.
The animated feature will easily top the $109.9 million previously record holder, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which opened in 2013 during the five-day period. “Frozen 2,” which opened last weekend, should also go past the $300 million mark by the end of the holiday.
It’s not sucking up all the air though as Rian Johnson’s mystery-comedy “Knives Out” has not only garnered stellar reviews but is getting great traction with early estimates of $40 million for the five-day holiday – nearly double its early projections were going into this week.
The Lena Waithe-penned drama “Queen & Slim” is also beating expectations, looking to snag about $15 million for the five days rather than the $10 million earlier estimated. Sony’s second weekend of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and Disney-Fox’s third weekend of “Ford v Ferrari” will also remain in competition.