‘Frozen 2' shatters records for Thanksgiving box office, tops $738M worldwide

‘Frozen 2' shatters records for Thanksgiving box office, tops $738M worldwide

In Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2, Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven journey beyond of Arendelle in search of answers. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, “Frozen 2” opens November 22. 

Into the unknown? Not for Walt Disney Studios.

"Frozen 2," the studio's animated sequel to the 2013 blockbuster, brought in more big numbers, earning $130 million in North America over Thanksgiving weekend, CNN reported.

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The movie, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, earned another $85.2 million over its second Friday-Sunday weekend and $124 million over the holiday, which includes numbers from Wednesday through Sunday, according to Forbes. That comes after the film pulled in $130 million for the Friday-Sunday weekend after it opened Nov. 22.

"Disney's pitch-perfect 2019 strategy once again continues to pay huge dividends," Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, told CNN.

"Frozen 2" also earned $164 million overseas during the weekend for a $415 million total. The film already has topped $738.6 million in sales, according to Forbes.

"Granted, it's not easy following up on the first film," Disney distribution chief Cathleen Taff told The Hollywood Reporter. "Six years is a pretty big gap, but the length of time doesn't matter when people feel invested in the characters."

The film's second-week numbers mark the biggest non-opening weekend for an animated film, topping the $80 million pulled in by "Incredibles 2," Forbes reported.