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Frozen 2 collected whopping $350 million globally in debut week

Animated movie 'Frozen 2' has raked up humongous profit in the first week of the release; smashing some old records. The movie is set to establish new benchmarks for other animated movies to compete.

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Animated movie, Frozen 2, smashed the box office record with a whopping $127 million profit at home and $350.2 million globally.

It has become the third-highest animated opening of all time; with the colossal profit collection, ‘Frozen 2’ has become the highest-grossing debut ever for any animated movie globally. It reaches a new high in the U.S and Canada for an animated movie released outside the summer season and also the largest for any Walt Disney Animation Studios.

It had the third-highest animated feature opening of all the time, behind ‘Incredible 2’, and ‘Finding Dory’. Analysts had anticipated that the movie would remain between $100 million to $140 million marks.

Disney also smartly chose to release the movie a week ahead of Thanksgiving, to pump in the kids out of school for the second-week bump. The earlier version of Frozen 2 opened on Thanksgiving and bagged $93 million in five days and $67 million for the three-day weekend.

Jennifer Lee, chief executive officer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, said: “If Frozen was happily ever after then Frozen 2 is the day after happily ever after.

The first Frozen was a massive success and remained in the top 10 for 17 weeks and eventually bagging $1.27 billion. It also won two Academy Awards, for best animated feature and original song. The original Frozen, released in 2013, revolved around Princess Elsa and her relation with, sister Anna.

Jennifer Lee, chief executive officer at Walt Disney Animation Studios, said: “If Frozen was happily ever after then Frozen 2 is the day after happily ever after.

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“Life gets in the way. It throws you curve balls. So, this is about learning to fight for your place in the world, do what’s right – all of the grown-up things you have to do.”

She added: “There’s still fun and humour, but it’s a deeply emotional story about finding out who we are meant to be.”

Frozen 2 picks up from where the ‘Frozen’ ended with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leaving Arendelle to travel to an ancient forest in a far-off land. The group is on the quest to find the origin of Elsa’s frost power and save their kingdom.

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