Princess Anna and Queen Elsa delivered royal results for Disney over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Frozen 2 has propelled the alpha film studio past the $3.2 billion mark in 2019 domestic ticket sales — a new industry record that eclipses the $3.09 billion collected by Disney titles in all of 2018 and puts the company’s marketshare at more than 31 percent, according to Comscore estimates through Sunday. (That doesn’t include films Disney inherited from 20th Century Fox in late March, such as Ford v Ferrari.)
Among film studios, Warner Bros. is No. 2 in terms of domestic marketshare with $1.5 billion (15 percent), followed by Universal with $1.4 billion (14.1 percent), Sony with $1 billion (10.7 percent), Lionsgate with $678.1 million (6.6 percent) and Paramount with $557.6 million (5.4 percent), according to Comscore. Fox movies have earned $489.8 million year to date (4.9 percent).
Frozen 2 made Thanksgiving history in North America with an estimated five-day haul of $123.7 million (the previous best was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with $109.9 million in 2013) after opening to a record $130.1 million over the Nov. 22-24 weekend, not adjusted for inflation.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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