Frozen 2 sets Thanksgiving record

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NEW YORK
Moviegoers feasted on a wide variety of movies over the Thanksgiving holiday in a needed boost for Hollywood and theater owners after a terrible November.Walt Disney Animation’s tentpole Frozen 2 led the bounty with a record-shattering $123.7 million for the Wednesday-Sunday stretch, easily besting the $109.9 million grossed by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. Most rivals believe Frozen 2 will come in between $126 million and $128 million when final numbers are tallied on Monday. Frozen 2 marks the best Thanksgiving showing ever for a Disney animated film after besting the first Frozen, which earned $93.7 million for the five days in 2013. The sequel’s performance is all the more impressive for the fact that it opened last weekend, while Frozen didn’t unfurl nationwide until the Wednesday before the holiday. Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, Frozen 2 finished Sunday with a domestic total of $187.6 million and a staggering $738.6 million globally, including a second weekend foreign gross of $163.8 million.

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