‘Frozen 2’ top-selling animated film in first day of presales

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Disney releases Frozen II trailer to hit theaters in Nov. 2019.

Source: Disney

In its first day of advanced ticket sales, “Frozen 2” has sold the most tickets of any other animated feature on Atom Tickets.

Advanced tickets became available on Nov. 4, just a few weeks before the film’s release on Nov. 22. Disney now holds the top three spots for the best first-day of ticket sales for animated movies with “Frozen 2,” “Toy Story 4” and “Incredibles 2.”

Additionally, “Frozen 2” outpaced first-day ticket sales of every Disney live-action remake, including this summer’s “The Lion King,” “Aladdin” and 2017’s “Beauty and the Beast.”

Headed into the holiday movie season, “Frozen” is trending as Atom Ticket’s largest presale film, just behind “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

“Frozen” was a breakout hit for Disney Animation, garnering more than $400 million at the domestic box office. The film, which introduced fans to characters such as Olaf the snowman, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa, went on to earn more than $1.2 billion worldwide at the box office and win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature film in 2014.

“Frozen 2” picks up not long after the end of the first “Frozen” with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leaving Arendelle to travel to an ancient forest in a far off enchanted land. Their quest is to find the origin of Elsa’s frosty powers and save their kingdom.

Rival Fandango wasn’t immediately available to comment. 

Disclosure: Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC, owns Fandango.

2019-11-05 16:20:00

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