Blockbuster “Frozen 2” breaks record to spot at the North American box office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, earning $85 million.
Walt Disney’s Frozen II, starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, earned another $85 million over its second Fri-Sun weekend and $124 million over the holiday Wed-Sun frame.
Disney animated film follows characters from 2013 hit “Frozen” as they travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest in search of the origin of the magical ice powers of Queen Elsa.
According to the details, it was a Thanksgiving record, beating “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” in 2013.
“Knives Out,” a murder mystery from Lionsgate starring Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Chris Evans, made a surprise $27 million for the Friday-to-Sunday period, and has been immediately hailed as a triumph for its original content at multiplexes.
“Ford v. Ferrari” declined to third spot with $13.2 million.
The Fox film is based on the true story of how a team at Ford built a car to challenge Ferrari’s longtime dominance of France.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” took fourth place with $11.8 million.
Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith starer “Queen and Slim” took fifth spot with $11.7 million.