Alright, I’ll say it. Audiences it seem can’t just…let it go. When the first Frozen came out in 2013, it didn’t start the way you’d expect a film to be that would eventually gross $1.27 billion. It only made $67 million it’s opening weekend. But the film’s popularity grew, surrounded around the first film’s music and, of course, the hit song “Let It Go” that would go on to win Best Original Song at the Oscars the next year…along with Best Animated Feature as well.
However, these days, films mostly grab their audience right out of the gate or not at all. And today, it’s been confirmed that Frozen II will launch with a start in the $115-$145 million range, the best guess being $125 million. To be clear, that would not only double the opening weekend of the first film, but would make it, as if it’s release on November 22nd, as the the fourth-biggest opening weekend of the year, ahead of even Disney’s own hit Toy Story 4. It would also be a massive improvement on Ralph Breaks the Internet which Disney Animated debuted the same time last year with a mere $56.2 million opening weekend. So, safe to say, audiences aren’t done with this franchise just yet.
Frozen II features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, Alfred Molina, Martha Plimpton, Rachel Matthews, and Jason Ritter. It is co-directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee (Lee co-wrote the script with Allison Schroeder).