Disney's "Frozen 2" topped North American pre-Thanksgiving weekend box office with a record 127 million U.S. dollar debut.
"Frozen 2" arrived six years after the original "Frozen." It sees the return of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, as they venture beyond the kingdom of Arendelle to find out why Elsa was born with magical powers.
The movie collected over 223 million dollars overseas for a massive worldwide start of 350.2 million dollars, the No. 1 global debut ever for an animated title.
Disney and 20th Century Fox's sports drama film "Ford v Ferrari" came in a distant second place with 16 million dollars in its second weekend. Directed by James Mangold and starring Oscar winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale, "Ford v Ferrari" is based on the true story of the events surrounding the famous rivalry between Ford Motor Company and Ferrari in 1966.
Tom Hanks' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" stood in the third place with about 13.5 million from 3,235 theaters in its first weekend of release.
The debut of STX Entertainment's "21 Bridges," a cop thriller starring Chadwick Boseman, landed in fourth with about 9.3 million dollars from 2,665 theaters.
Rounding out the top five is Lionsgate's war drama "Midway," which collected 4.7 million dollars in its third weekend, pushing its North American total to over 43 million dollars and a global total of over 81.7 million dollars.
"Frozen II," a sequel to the 2013 Disney animated blockbuster "Frozen," continued to top the Chinese mainland box office on Saturday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Sunday.
The film grossed more than 165.13 million yuan (23.49 million U.S. dollars) of box office revenue, accounting for about 66 percent of the daily total.
The animated musical fantasy film continues the story of Elsa, a queen with icy powers, and her warmhearted sister Anna. In the new film, Anna and Elsa travel to an ancient enchanted forest to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.
It was followed by Chinese romantic drama "Somewhere Winter" and crime film "The Guilty Ones," which raked in about 15.80 million yuan and 11.99 million yuan, respectively.
"Frozen 2," a highly anticipated animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, debuted in movie theaters on the Chinese mainland Friday.
It is the sequel of the Academy Award-winning animated feature film "Frozen" released in 2013, which gained popularity across the world, featuring its iconic song "Let It Go" and the sisterhood of protagonists Elsa and Anna.
Six years later, "Frozen 2" continues as an animated musical showcasing the story of Elsa and Anna and their new adventures in the icy Nordic scenery.
Following the release of "Frozen 2," Shanghai Disney Resort on Friday transformed into a festive "Frozen" wonderland for the upcoming winter season. The resort offers Disney fans an immersive flight experience with a new "Frozen"-themed airplane called "Frozen-Express" with an overlay of characters Elsa, Anna and Olaf.
Tourists can also enjoy "Frozen"-themed decorations on Shanghai Metro Line 11, according to the resort.
Chinese romantic drama "Somewhere Winter" led the Chinese mainland box office for a sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Thursday.
Written by Rao Xueman, a novelist and screenwriter best known for her popular youth novels, the film tells a love story about two generations and three cities, in which destiny brings the lovers together and then tears them apart.
Debuting on Nov. 15, "Somewhere Winter" topped the daily box office chart by grossing 12.16 million yuan (about 1.73 million U.S. dollars) Wednesday.
It was followed by Italian film "The Legend of 1900" and American war film "Midway," which generated 6.55 million yuan and 5.72 million yuan respectively.
Chinese romantic drama "Somewhere Winter" led the Chinese mainland box office for a fifth consecutive day on Tuesday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Wednesday.
The film, which tells a love story about two generations and three cities, generated about 14.29 million yuan (about 2.04 million U.S. dollars) on its fifth day of screening.
It was followed by the 4K version of the critically acclaimed Italian drama film "The Legend of 1900," which grossed about 7.36 million yuan.
The film follows a boy who was discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner and grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.
Coming in third was American war film "Midway," which raked in about 6.08 million yuan.