Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Let it Go? Never! Disney’s “Frozen 2” Hits $200 Million In US After 7 Days, Original Needed a Month to Do Same


Nothing succeeds like success.

Back in 2013, when no one knew what “Frozen” was or who Elsa was, Disney’s then new animated feature didn’t hit $200 million for 33 days.

Today, “Frozen 2,” the sequel, will cross that line after just 7 days.

The original “Frozen” made only $400 million during its theatrical release in the US. The sequel already has half that amount in just a week.

Worldwide, “Frozen 2” will cross the $500 million mark this weekend. And it’s just getting started.

And it’s not just the movie that’s killing it. The soundtrack albums are number 1 and number 2 on iTunes, that’s the regular and deluxe. The latter has 46 tracks! Two songs from the album are on the singles charts, as well, although neither of them threatens to be as ubiquitous as “Let it Go.” One of them is called “Into the Unknown.” Read into that what you will.

So Disney needn’t wait for the new “Star Wars” movie to celebrate. They’ve got the whole world eating out of their hands, apparently.

This is ironic since I always thought “Frozen” was reference to Walt Disney himself, in the after life. But that’s another story!


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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