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Battle at the Box Office 12/2

Frozen II continued its domination at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday but Knives Out was successful as well.

Frozen II made another $85.2 million and is up to over $287.5 million domestic for two weeks out.  Worldwide, the movie has made over $738 million and is currently the ninth highest grossing film worldwide of 2019 and the eighth highest grossing film domestically.  It is outpacing the original Frozen by about $18 milion for second weekend grosses. It is also currently the 17th highest grossing animated film domestically of all time, sitting between Monsters Inc. and The Grinch

Exceeding expectations, Knives Out took second place with $27 million, which is obviously nowhere close to Rian Johnson’s last film, The Last Jedi, but it is $7 million higher than his last big non-Star Wars release, Looper, which opened to around $20 million.  It was almost even with the last big, star-studded whodunnit, Murder on the Orient Express, which opened just slightly higher at $28 million in 2017. Knives Out also brought in $28 million internationally for a worldwide gross so far of just over $70 million.

Ford v Ferrari dropped to third with $13.2 million but only dropped a miniscule 16% from last weekend and is now up to $143 million worldwide.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Queen & Slim rounded out the top 5.  A Beautiful Day took in another $11.7 million and only dropped 11% from last weekend’s opening and is now up to just over $34 million domestic.  Queen & Slim opened to $11.6 million, which is solid considering it was a smaller release into 1,600 screens.

Frozen II also took the Per Theater average again this weekend, making $19,200 in each of the 4,440 theaters it played in over the weekend.

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