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This might come as a surprise to you, but Disney made a lot of money this year. I know, I know – who would’ve guessed the giant studio that owns nearly every popular franchise would turn a profit? With only a few measly weeks left in 2019, Disney has come out on top as the reigning global box office champ for the year, with Frozen II winning the weekend box office yet again, to boot. And that’s not even taking into account the potential windfall from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In other words: it’s good to be Disney.

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Frozen 2 Box Office

Frozen 2 may have opened in theaters the weekend before Thanksgiving, but that didn’t keep Disney animated sequel from setting new box office records for the holiday weekend. The movie not only broke the record for the five-day holiday weekend, but also the standard three-day weekend window. It wasn’t the only movie to rake in cash over Thanksgiving though.

Knives Out came in second place, and while it may have made less than a third of what Frozen 2 earned, the murder mystery from director Rian Johnson exceeded early box office projections and has been getting rave reviews from audiences too. Get the full Frozen 2 box office rundown and the rest of the weekend numbers below. Read More »

rise of skywalker ending

Breaking news: a Star Wars movie is poised to make a lot of money. Shocking, I know! Snark aside, early projections for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker have director J.J. Abrams’ saga-concluding chapter making between $175 and $200 million during its opening weekend. That’s a number that most studio executives would sacrifice a child or three to have happen on their watch, even if it’s just a tad low for a modern Star Wars movie.

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weekend box office frozen 2

Finally: Disney can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they’ve scored a box office win. But seriously, folks: Frozen 2 is a smash hit. The long-awaited sequel to the 2013 animated film debuted over the weekend, and hauled in $350 million globally. That includes a $127 million domestic intake, which some are calling the biggest animated opening ever – but that’s not quite correct. Disney’s recent Lion King reboot was also fully animated, and had a $191 million opening weekend. Still, The Lion King 2019 isn’t officially one of the Walt Disney Animation Studios films, and as far as releases from that studio go, Frozen 2 is the winner.

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Ford v Ferrari Trailer

The reboot of Charlie’s Angels from Sony Pictures crashed and burned in its opening weekend, which allowed the high octane biopic Ford v Ferrari to speed into the top spot, giving 20th Century Fox a much needed box office victory after a series of disappointments since being acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Find out how the rest of the weekend box office played out in our rundown below. Read More »

Joker billion

That sound you hear faintly in the distance? That’s the maniacal cackling of Joker, which has become so successful in its global theatrical run that it’s passing the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office today. And this doesn’t just give the movie bragging rights of entering the billion dollar club alongside fellow superhero movies like Avengers: Endgame, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Incredibles 2, Iron Man 3, Captain America: Civil War, Aquaman, Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Joker also has the distinction of becoming the first R-rated movie to ever cross that threshold.
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Has the Stephen King movie adaptation bubble burst? Or was opening a big horror movie a week after Halloween a huge misstep? In any case, Doctor Sleep, Warner Bros.’ big sequel to The Shining, failed to generate much steam over the weekend. The Mike Flanagan-directed King adaptation was tracking toward a $25 million opening weekend, but the real result was an underwhelming $14.1 million. To add insult to injury, the film came in second to Roland Emmerich’s abysmal Midway.

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Joker Box Office Record

There was a time when everyone thought an origin movie about Batman’s arch nemesis The Joker was a bad idea. Now that director Todd Phillips has given us that movie with Joker, there are some who still stand by that judgment. But as the box office for the R-rated comic book movie starring Joaquin Phoenix has shown, audiences have been curious and captivated by this unsettling version of how the Gotham City criminal came to be. In fact, despite being limited by the R-rating, Joker has now become the most profitable comic book movie of all-time. Read More »

Frozen 2 record

Walt Disney Animation’s Frozen II hasn’t even come out yet, and it’s already broken a record. Tickets for the highly-anticipated sequel went on sale earlier this week, and Fandango reports that in the first day of availability, Frozen II sold more tickets than the previous record-holder, Toy Story 4. That means it is now the new presales champion for animated movies, with its first-day totals topping those of every other animated film in Fandango’s 19-year history. And its next 24 hours were pretty impressive, too.
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Terminator: Dark Fate‘s title might become a self-fulfilling prophecy for the franchise. The sixth Terminator film (third chronologically) bombed at the box office on its opening weekend, taking the No. 1 spot on the charts but raking in a measly $29 million in North America and $102 million overseas — not nearly enough to make back its $185 million budget. The Terminator Dark Fate box office could ultimately end up costing its studios over $100 million.

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