FROZEN 2 Sets New Record For First-Day Advanced Ticket Sales For An Animated Movie
Frozen 2 first-day presale ticket sales have topped Toy Story 4 and Incredibles, putting the sequel to 2013's animated blockbuster well on track for a possible billion dollar box office.
With Frozen 2 now topping the charts, Disney currently holds the top three spots for most first-day presale ticket sales when it comes to animated movies. Incredibles 2 broke the record back in June of 2018, only to be outperformed by Toy Story 4 this year. The new top five animated movies when it comes to Fandango presales looks like this:
“Film fans can’t wait to hear the instantly memorable Frozen 2 songs and enjoy the surprising new adventures of Anna, Elsa and Olaf,” said Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis (via Deadline). “It’s a Thanksgiving season tradition to gather at the multiplex for a Disney film, and based on the sensational ticket sales for Frozen 2 on Fandango, it’s clear that families and friends are making their holiday moviegoing plans now.”
For Atom Tickets, Frozen 2, Toy Story 4, and Incredibles 2 are also their top three first-day animated best-sellers. First day sales for Frozen 2 have also bested remakes of Disney's live-action classics, including The Lion King, Aladdin, and 2017's Beauty and the Beast.
#Frozen2 is @atomtickets' new record-holder for most tickets sold in the 1st day of sales for an animated movie, giving Disney the top 3 spots in that category (Toy Story 4, The Incredibles 2). The film's first day of sales also bested live action remakes Lion King, Aladdin, BnB. pic.twitter.com/emodXwV36E— Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) November 5, 2019
Initial box office estimates for Frozen 2 called for an opening weekend haul upwards of $100 million; however, given the film's presale pace, some analysts believe it could reach as high as $125 million.
It's worth mentioning that all of the film's whose presale records have been broken by Frozen 2 went on to earn over $1 billion at the global box office. 2013's Frozen brought in $1.27 billion worldwide, and it's looking likely that the sequel will surpass that.