Moving back up from third to second place, Disney’s Frozen grossed a spectacular $28.8 million (estimated), pushing the film’s domestic total to $248.4M and all but guaranteeing that it will surpass the $300 million mark in the United States. The film also stands a solid chance of beating The Lion King’s $311.5M total to become the highest-grossing Disney film of all time in the US. Frozen exhibited mid-week strength, too, with a powerful Monday-Thursday frame of $27.5M.
These number are anything but normal for a film in its fifth week of wide release. Box Office Mojo offered some context: Frozen’s weekend performance was the third highest-earning 5th weekend of all time, behind only Avatar ($42.8M) and Titanic ($30M). Overseas, Frozen performed solidly with $50.5M for the weekend, lifting its global total to $243.5M. Worldwide, Frozen has racked up $491.9M in ticket sales.
Thanks to the holiday period, Fox’s Walking with Dinosaurs held steady with $7.1 million (est) in its second weekend, which is almost the exact same total from its opening weekend. The underperforming CG pic has scored $20.8M domestically and $33.4M internationally for a worldwide total of $54.2M. Faring better in its second weekend, the Walt Disney biopic Saving Mr. Banks earned $14M (est), which was 50% stronger than its debut weekend. Its domestic total is $37.8M; Banks hasn’t debuted in a substantial number of foreign territories yet.