‘Frozen II’ on Track for $100 Million-Plus Opening, Biggest for Animated Film Outside of Summer

Sequel to Disney’s $1.27 billion hit is expected to set new record for its animation studio

The first round of tracking for Disney’s “Frozen II” arrived on Thursday, and as expected, it is huge. Early estimates are predicting that Anna and Elsa’s return will bring the first $100 million-plus opening for an animated film released outside of the summer.

The first “Frozen,” released on Thanksgiving weekend in 2013, had a three-day opening of $67.4 million and a five-day opening of $93.6 million. It went on to leg out to $400 million domestic, $1.27 billion worldwide, and become Disney’s most lucrative in-house IP with countless billions made in merchandise.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jeremyfuster