Walt Disney Animation’s Frozen 2 has flown past $200 million domestically in near-record time for an animated pic. And it is the fastest do so outside of summer.
The sequel achieved the milestone on Thanksgiving, its seventh day in release. Pixar and Disney’s The Incredibles 2 flew past $200 million in four days in mid-June 2018. Frozen 2 ties with Finding Dory, which likewise achieved the milestone in seven days in mid-June 2016.
Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, Frozen 2 finished Thanksgiving with a North American total of $202.3 million after earning $14.7 million for the day.
At this pace, Frozen 2 is is projected to gross as much as $130 million for the Wednesday to Sunday stretch, easily setting a new record for the five-day Thanksgiving corridor. Catching Fire is the current crown-holder ($109.9 million).
Second up is the first Frozen, which earned $93.7 million for the five days in 2013 (unlike the sequel, Frozen didn’t open nationwide until the Wednesday before the holiday).