‘Frozen II’ Freezes Out the Competition, ‘Knives Out’ Debuts Strong

It was a strong U.S. holiday weekend at the box office, as the expected number one did great business, while the big new debut had a solid showing.

Frozen II once again topped the box office, bringing in an estimated $86.7 million over the three-day weekend. The film is now sitting at $289 million in North America and it’s looking like it will manage to outperform the original film here when it ends its run in theatres.

New release Knives Out had a great showing at the box office in its debut weekend, arriving with an estimated $27 million for the three-day weekend. It was clearly the picture for adults who needed a break from Elsa and Anna-mania, and it should have a good run for the duration of the holiday season.

As for the rest of the top five, Ford v Ferrari was in third place with $13.8 million, followed right behind it in fourth place by A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood with $12.9 million. New release Queen & Slim closed things out in fifth place with $10.8 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Frozen II: $87 million
2) Knives Out – $25 million
3) A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood  – $11 million
4) Ford v Ferrari – $10 million
5) 21 Bridges – $8 million

And here’s how the three-day weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Frozen II: $86.7 million
2) Knives Out – $27 million
3) Ford v Ferrari – $13.8 million
4) A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood  – $12.9 million
5) Queen & Slim – $10.8 million

There are no major new releases coming up next weekend. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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