Nothing like ice magic, some great singing and Disney money to break some more box office records.
As reported by Deadline, Frozen 2 has jumped past the competitors to cement itself as the largest-opening animated film of all time, grossing a worldwide global debut of $516 million. Most of this money, notably, came from the international market, where it raked in $329 million across 37 international markets since its opening on Friday.
In China, the film made $78 million, for the 3rd best animated debut ever and the best Disney animated debut; Korea came in next with $46 million and another record as 3rd highest industry opening, period; and behind trailed Japan, Germany and a bunch of other countries.
In the U.S., the film hit approximately $184 million. Which goes to show: people, around the world, really really like Frozen. While Disney franchises like Star Wars might not be as popular overseas as they are in the States, Frozen is proving a reliable name for the company.
Oh, and if you want to adjust for inflation, the U.S. opening is fourth ever. The Lion King is still on top in that race.