Disney’s Frozen has proven to be a movie with legs as the animated feature has become a box office wonder that seems to keep going on. This recent weekend found the movie rebounding up to the number 2 spot aided in part by the debut of a sing-a-long version.
Frozen originally opened in theaters on November 27, 2013. It marks a return to a princess storyline that has proven popular with movie-goers.
Disney describes Frozen with:
“Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “ Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.”
The return of the princess theme is not the only reason the movie has become a hit. The soundtrack has created an extremely loyal following of its own.
For that reason, Disney opted for the Frozen Sing-A-Long movie version which opened itself in theaters this past Friday. The sing-a-long includes the original movie but offers on-screen lyrics to the songs and encourages patrons to join in the music.
Frozen took in an estimated $9,310,000 over the weekend. Approximately $2.2 million was from the sing-a-long ticket sales.
This took the movie back into the number two spot in its 10th weekend. Gross totals now equal ~$360,013,000. This catapults the movie to the highest-grossing original animated movie ever (excluding re-releases).
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