‘Frozen 2’ Has the Biggest Global Animated Debut of All Time

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 had a record-breaking opening weekend, earning $358.4 million globally. This gives the film the No. 1 day-and-date global animated debut of all time.

Domestically, Frozen 2 set a November animated record with $130.2 million, the biggest opening ever for Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as for any animated film outside of summer. Frozen 2’s domestic tally makes it the third-highest animated debut of all time in the U.S. and significantly surpasses the 2013 debut of the first Frozen, which earned $93 million domestic over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Around the globe, Frozen 2 was No. 1 everywhere it opened for an estimated total of $228.2 million from 37 material markets, led by China, where it earned $53 million. The film had the third-highest industry opening ever in Korea, the highest opening weekend ever for an animated title in France and the UK (three-day), the third-highest opening weekend ever for an animated title in China and the highest opening weekend ever for a Disney Animation/Pixar title in Japan, China, Spain and Germany.

In addition to shattering box office records, Frozen 2 has also melted moviegoers’ hearts. The film has an A- CinemaScore and a 94% Verified Audience Score on RottenTomatoes.