Morning Business Outlook: Disney's ice princess sequel 'Frozen 2' tops the box office for a second time and sets a record on Thanksgiving weekend; Cyber Monday spending expected to hit almost $9.5 billion while shoppers spent a record $7.4 billion online on Black Friday.
“Frozen 2” topped the box office for a second time and set a whopping record on Thanksgiving weekend.
Disney’s ice princess sequel brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend and earned an unprecedented $132.7 million from Wednesday through Sunday. It has earned $288 million domestically in its 10 days of release.
The record was previously held by "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which grossed $109.9 million in 2013.
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"Frozen II" stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Evan Rachel Wood starred in the followup to 2013's "Frozen."
“Knives Out,” the innovative and star-heavy whodunit from director Rian Johnson, rode strong reviews and word of mouth to a $27 million weekend and a five-day total of $41.7 million that easily earned back its budget.
Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Daniel Craig star in the murder-mystery.
Katherine Langford, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Riki Lindholm and Jaeden Lieberher in a scene from "Knives Out." (Claire Folger/Lionsgate via AP)
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“Ford v Ferrari” was third in its third weekend of release with $13.2 million.
The flick follows Carroll Shelby, played by Matt Damon, and Ken Miles, portrayed by Christian Bale, as they attempt to create a Ford that can travel faster than a Ferrari.
The weekend’s other newcomer, “Queen & Slim,” finished fifth with $11.7 million.
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Penned by Emmy-winner Lena Waithe, "Queen & Slim" follows a black couple on the run after killing a police officer in self-defense.
The Associated Press contributed to this report