Frozen II dominates Thanksgiving box office, open knives open strong
Walt Disney Pictures Frozen II's animated sequel continued to dominate over the Thanksgiving weekend, taking first place in the second week for an estimated $ 85.2 million at the box office. This represents an impressively low drop of 34.6% from last weekend, with a domestic total of $ 287.5 million and a global total of $ 738.5 million. Expect the movie to exceed the $ 1 billion mark next week!
The second opening was Lionsgate's Knives Out, which had a sturdy $ 27 million estimate, quite strong for an original project. Earning praise From the public and the critics, this is yet another victory for writer / director Rian Johnson after the success of Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and may pave the way for more films by Daniel Craig detective Benoit Blanc. Opening on Wednesday, the movie has grossed $ 41.7 million domestically so far, totaling $ 70 million worldwide.
The drop from second to third was 20th Century Fox's Ford x Ferrari, with $ 13.2 million, with only a modest 16% drop. Actor Matt Damon / Christian Bale has received $ 81 million domestically and $ 143 million worldwide.
Also holding position # 4 was Tom Hanks starring A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which fell only 11% on a $ 11.8 million weekend. Sony Pictures director Marielle Heller's film has grossed $ 34.3 million so far, but with this kind of retention the biography may end up being a solid actress of the awards season.
Performing at the same Beautiful Day stadium, but at half the number of theaters, was Universal's romantic drama Queen & Slim, which debuted at # 5 at $ 11.7 million for a total of $ 15.8 millions.