A Cool Performance
This weekend Disney’s Frozen 2 has taken over £15.07M at the UK and Ireland box office making it the biggest ever three-day weekend opening for an animated film. Audiences from across the country ventured into the unknown to join the beloved characters, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, on a brand new adventure that has been applauded by critics for its humour, positive themes, new music and stunning visuals.
Frozen 2 follows on from the 2013 global phenomenon, Frozen, and is the third biggest opening of the year, only behind Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame and Disney’s The Lion King. The film has been thrilling audiences across the globe with a new story by the BAFTA and Academy Award® winning filmmaking team, director Chris Buck, director, writer and Chief Creative Officer of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho. Seven original songs by the award winning musical team, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, are also working their way into the hearts of people worldwide with the film taking an estimated $350M at the global box office. The result makes it the biggest opening ever for an animated film worldwide.
“If Frozen was happily ever after,” says Jennifer Lee, “then Frozen 2 is the day after happily ever after. Life gets in the way. It throws you curve balls. So, this is about learning to fight for your place in the world, do what’s right—all of the grown-up things you have to do. There’s still fun and humour, but it’s a deeply emotional story about finding out who we are meant to be.”