Frozen 2 has finally opened, and it’s no surprise that it essentially destroyed the competition in its opening weekend, racking up an impressive $127 million domestic debut. A few months ago, we did a running box office countdown for Avengers: Endgame that our readers really appreciated – thanks for being smart cookies who like learning about how the industry works. With the first Frozen grossing over a billion dollars worldwide, we thought we’d do the same sort of running article with Frozen 2, counting down every weekend, and then every day, until it hits a billion dollars.

Frozen 2 is heartfelt, inspiring, emotional, and stunningly beautiful. It’s possibly the best sequel Disney has ever made, but is that enough for it to reach the same heights as the first movie? Follow along as we update this article every time a new record is broken or box office milestone attained on Frozen 2‘s way to hopefully once again hitting a billion.

Monday, December 9:

Cumulative total: $337.6 million (domestic) + $582.1 million (international) = $919.7 million

All-time Box Office Standings & Records: 

  • Doubled domestically what the first Frozen made by its third weekend
  • 14th-biggest animated movie of all time (and rising)
  • Biggest weekend for a movie in first week of December since the first Frozen
  • 26th-best third weekend ever
  • On track to be sixth Disney film to gross a billion dollars in 2019

Frozen 2 earned another $34.7 million this weekend at the domestic box office, dominating the competition on its way to over $900 million. At this point, it’s all but guaranteed it will cross the billion-dollar mark just like the original movie. The only question now is whether or not it has a chance to overtake the first Frozen at the box office. The sequel’s success helped make Disney the first studio ever to clear $10 billion dollars at the box office in a calendar year this past weekend.

Monday, December 2:

Cumulative total: $287.6 million (domestic) + $451 million (international) = $738.6 million

All-time Box Office Standings & Records: 

  • Second-smallest drop ever for a second weekend of a $100+ million opener movie (-34.5%)
  • Biggest ever non-opening weekend for an animated movie ($86 million)
  • Third-biggest second weekend take for a non-MCU or Star Wars movie (Jurassic World and Beauty and the Beast are #1 and 2)
  • Highest-grossing sequel ever for Disney Animation
  • Highest-grossing Thanksgiving weekend ever for a movie

To say that Frozen 2 dominated this Thanksgiving weekend is an understatement. There had been perhaps a tiny bit of concern prior to the sequel opening as Walt Disney sequels have, in recent years, not been nearly as successful at the box office as their predecessors. But clearly there was no cause for concern here as Frozen 2 is just as good if not better than the original, and audiences are turning out to see it in droves.

Monday, November 25:

Cumulative total: $127 million (domestic) + $228.2 million (international) = $355.2 million

All-time Box Office Standings & Records: 

  • Biggest global opening weekend for an animated movie ($355.2 million)
  • Biggest ever opening for a Disney Animation movie in China ($55 million)
  • Third-biggest domestic opening for an animated movie ($127 million)

Frozen 2 is in theaters now. Get your tickets here. 

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