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Frozen II Snowballs to $738.6 Million, Knives Out Opens Strong in 2nd

There was no stopping the force that is Frozen II its second weekend, as the Walt Disney Animation Studios sequel brought in another $85.2 million this weekend (and $123.7 million over the five-day holiday – the biggest ever) in first place to take its domestic total to $287.6 million. Internationally, the film added $163.8 million from 45 markets and is up to $451 million, for a worldwide total of $738.6 million. The top international territories include China with $90.5 million, Korea with $61.2 million, Japan with $38.3 million, the UK with $35 million and Germany with $26.1 million.

Frozen II comes from the Academy Award-winning team — directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho — and features the voices of Idina MenzelKristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, and the music of Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

Opening in second place was writer/director Rian Johnson’s whodunnit Knives Out (Lionsgate and MRC), which grossed $27 million over the three-day weekend and has earned $41.7 million since opening on Wednesday. The film also took in $28.3 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $70 million. Knives Out, which received an A- CinemaScore from domestic audiences, stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jeaden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Ford v Ferrari (Disney’s 20th Century Fox) dropped one spot to third with $13.2 million ($19 million over the five-day holiday) and has earned $81 million in North America after three weeks. The James Mangold drama collected $10.2 million overseas this weekend and has brought in $62.3 million internationally, for a global total of $143.3 million. Matt Damon and Christian Bale play American car designer Carroll Shelby and British driver Ken Miles, respectively, in the $97.6 million movie which also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, and Ray McKinnon.

Fourth place belonged to TriStar Pictures’ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which added $11.8 million this weekend (and $17.3 million for the five-day holiday) to take its two-week domestic total to $34.3 million. Directed by Marielle Heller and featuring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers, the film also stars Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper.

The new Universal Pictures drama Queen & Slim debuted in fifth place with $11.7 million this weekend and $15.8 million over the five-day holiday frame. From director Melina Matsoukas and writer Lena Waithe, the film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, John Sturgill Simpson, and Indya Moore. It received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

STXfilms action drama 21 Bridges, starring Chadwick Boseman, dropped two spots to sixth with $5.8 million and has collected $19.5 million after two weeks. Directed by Brian Kirk, the film also stars Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, and J.K. Simmons.

In seventh place, Paramount Pictures’ Playing with Fire earned $4.2 million ($6 million over the five days) and it has made $39.2 million after four weeks. Directed by Andy Fickman, the movie stars John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haybert, and Judy Greer.

Roland Emmerich’s WWII film Midway (Lionsgate and AGC Studios) added $3.96 million ($5.8 million over the five days) and has grossed $50.3 million domestically after four weeks. Costing $100 million to make, the film’s cast includes Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Etsushi Toyokawa, Tadanobu Asano, Luke Kleintank, Jun Kunimura, Darren Criss, Keean Johnson, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, and Woody Harrelson.

And in tenth place, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Joker brought in another $2 million to take its nine-week domestic total to $330.6 million. The film also grossed $4.6 million internationally this weekend and has made $717.7 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.048 billion. Directed by Todd Phillips and made for just $55 million, Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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