Previous AM: Exhibitors continue to thank the movie gods for Disney’s Frozen 2 after an awful month at the box office. Yesterday the Jennifer Lee-Chris Buck directed movie made an estimated $13.1M, besting 2013’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s $12.3M for the best Monday ever in November.
Running tally for Elsa and Anna’s second-go round is $143.3M. Business, thanks to discount Tuesdays, should be even higher today. Industry estimates expect Frozen 2 to reach $200M by EOD Thanksgiving, and make another $84M over its second weekend for a $284M take by end of the Black Friday weekend.
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Even if Disney comes in lower with their actual today, it will still likely best Catching Fire‘s Monday. Comscore reports that there were 41% K-12 schools out and 14% colleges yesterday. The K-12 number stays steady today with 17% colleges off. On Wednesday, K-12 will be 80% out, colleges 63% before rising to 100% on Thursday and Friday.
Yesterday, Fox’s Ford v. Ferrari made $1.7M, taking its tally in week 2 to $59.4M. Sony’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood earned $1.49M for a 4-day of $14.7M. STX’s 21 Bridges made over $900K taking its 4-day to $10.1M.
Previews for Lionsgate/Media Rights Capital’s Knives Out start tonight at 7PM. The pic has already bagged $2M from Friday and Saturday previews. Estimates for the pic’s 5-day are between $25M-$30M. Fandango reports that the Rian Johnson movie is the upcoming weekend’s No. 2 ticket seller behind Frozen 2, and pacing ahead of MRC’s Baby Driver which also opened on a Wednesday. Baby Driver earned $29.6M over 5-days, with a 3-day of $20.6M.
Universal/Makeready/Bron’s Queen & Slim won’t have previews tonight but is looking at a 5-day of $12M-$16M.
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