“Frozen 2” Opens to Record $127 Million Domestic Debut

Screenshot from "Frozen 2." Photo by Disney/Kobal/Shutterstock (10480847b)

Frozen 2 receives a glowing reception from audiences worldwide!

The sequel to the 2013 hit Disney animated film is officially a hit opening to a whopping $127 million domestic debut, from 4,440 theaters in North America. The feature also did well in its opening weekend overseas to the tune of $223 million, making its global haul $350 million.

Per Variety, the animated adventure feature has set a November record for an animated movie and is officially the third-best start for an animated film behind Incredibles 2 ($182 million) and Finding Dory ($135 million).

“There was certainly a high bar,” said Disney’s president of global distribution Cathleen Taff, “but the creative team put together a journey that feels really authentic. It’s resonating with fans and general audiences alike, so we think it will play right into the holiday weekend.”

Frozen 2 hails from co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck. It voice stars Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Gross, and Josh Gad, among others.