INA – BAGHDAD
Five Disney films have made more than $1 billion at the box office this year. After this weekend, it looks like "Frozen 2" is on its way to becoming the company's sixth.
"Frozen 2," the studio's animated sequel to the 2013 phenomenon, brought in $130 million in North America this weekend.
While short of the opening record for animated films set by Pixar's "Incredibles 2" another Disney (DIS) sequel that's the highest-grossing debut ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios, which has been producing films since 1937.
The film also made more than the opening of the original, which brought in $93 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday in 2013, and it exceeded industry expectations that projected the sequel would make $100 million this weekend.
"Frozen 2" also set the record for biggest global opening for an animated film ever, making $358 million worldwide.