We told you last week that Frozen 2 was on track to make around $100 million during its opening weekend. Even though it hasn’t been getting as great of reviews as the original, the franchise is huge and loved by millions. People don’t care about the reviews anymore.
And they proved that this past weekend by coming out to support the sequel in record numbers.
The animated sequel made nearly $130 million in its domestic opening weekend.
While short of the opening record for animated films set by Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” — another Disney (DIS)sequel — that’s the highest-grossing debut ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios, which has been producing films since 1937.
The first ‘Frozen‘ film made $93 million during its five-day Thanksgiving weekend, so $130 million in even less time for the sequel is obviously great news.
This sequel also set the record for the biggest global opening for an animated film ever. It made just over $358 million across the globe, which is absolutely incredible. The budgets for these films are not that high, so Disney is bringing in lots of profit.
If the success continues, it’s looking like this sequel will also cross the $1 billion mark just like the first film did back in 2013/2014.[mashshare]