It’s about to get real chilly at the box office this weekend.
On Thursday night, “Frozen 2” opened with an impressive $8.5 million haul, the biggest preview numbers since “Joker” earned $13.3 million on Oct. 3, according to Variety.
The $8.5 million total puts the Disney animated sequel on track for a weekend-dominating box office total with around $130 million.
Back in 2013, the original “Frozen” opened wide to nearly $94 million domestically and went on to earn $1.28 billion worldwide.
These numbers suggest that “Frozen 2” will be the biggest domestic opening since “The Lion King” in July with $191.8 million.
Even Panic! At The Disco are getting in on the “Frozen” fun as they release the video for their song from the film, “Into The Unknown”. The tune is expected to be the next “Let It Go” or “Do You Want To Build A Snowman”.
Meanwhile, a Disney-Fox collaboration “Ford v Ferrari” will come in next during its second week with $18 million. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, which stars Tom Hanks as children’s TV icon Fred Rogers, is expected to bring in $14 million during its opening weekend, while the action drama “21 Bridges” is predicted to earn around $13 million.