Further evidence that Disney’s Frozen 2 is going to be a gargantuan hit at the November box office: Both Fandango and Atom Tickets have announced that the first day presales for the Chris Buck-Jennifer Lee-directed sequel have eclipsed those for all other animated films. While tracking has Frozen 2 opening to $100M over the weekend of Nov. 22-24, some B.O. prognosticators believe its higher at $125M.
For Fandango, Frozen 2 is the online and mobile-ticket seller’s fastest-selling animated pic in its 19-year history, outpacing the presales of Toy Story 4.
Fandango’s new top five animated first day presales record-holders are as follows:
- Frozen 2 (2019)
- Toy Story 4 (2019)
- Incredibles 2 (2018)
- Finding Dory (2016)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
“Film fans can’t wait to hear the instantly memorable Frozen 2 songs and enjoy the surprising new adventures of Anna, Elsa and Olaf,” said Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “It’s a Thanksgiving season tradition to gather at the multiplex for a Disney film, and based on the sensational ticket sales for Frozen 2 on Fandango, it’s clear that families and friends are making their holiday moviegoing plans now.”
For Atom, Frozen 2, Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2 are also their top three first day animated bestsellers. First day of sales for Frozen 2 on Atom also outstripped the live-action remakes of classic Disney films including this summer’s The Lion King, Aladdin and 2017’s Beauty and the Beast. Frozen 2 is trending as Atom’s second-largest pre-sale film for holiday 2019, trailing behind Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Frozen 2 was ranked in Atom’s top 5 most anticipated fall movies list, according to a recent survey of 1K millennial moviegoers. Atom movie fans also voted Kristen Bell (Anna in Frozen) in their top 3 list of leading actresses they are most excited to see this fall.