Seems like Disney’s Frozen II is about to pull of a box office hat trick as it leads the way in yet another Friday box office race. The sequel to 2013’s Frozen stars Idina Menzel as Elsa and Kristen Bell as Anna, two sisters from the fictional land of Arendelle who bring their friends Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and Olaf (Josh Gad) into the unknown in order to find out the true source of Elsa’s icy powers.
The latest numbers tell us Frozen II earned another $7.8 million domestically on Friday, bringing its domestic total up to $310.8 million. It still has a good per theater average of $1,802 here in the U.S. from 4,348 locations total. This is the first major week-to-week drop we’ve seen for the pic, dipping a notable 77%. This percentage may account for the post-Thanksgiving recovery period wherein audiences who flooded the theaters a mere week ago, full of pumpkin pie and in the mood for a movie, have no gotten their fill with no interest in coming back for seconds. Regardless, $7.8 is still commendable and the A- CinemaScore animated movie will still be around in theaters through the holiday season.
Rian Johnson‘s romp of a whodunit, Knives Out, is hanging on at number two with $4.1 million earned domestically and a U.S. total now hovering at $53.4 million. Johnson’s Agatha Christie-esque movie has one of the most unique casts (no doubt part of the reason it’s doing so well in theaters) which includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, and Christopher Plummer. The film dipped 61% since its Thanksgiving holiday debut but has averaged $1,196 per theater from 3,461 locations.
More to come…