‘Frozen’ movie is a ‘great’ film to play for kids
Posted On July 20, 2021
The “Frozen” sequel, which opened this weekend with $9.8 million in the U.S., is a “great movie” to play, according to a new poll conducted by NBC News.
The film, directed by Olafur Eliasson, is based on a story by the same author that also inspired the “Beauty and the Beast” franchise, which made $220 million in worldwide box office on its opening weekend.
“Frozen’s” success is the most-awaited and widely-anticipated movie in the history of the Disney Animation Studio, said NBC News pollster Brad Torgersen.
“It’s been a year of excitement, excitement, and excitement.”
The poll, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs and published Thursday, found that the “Frost” remake is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, topping the $200 million “Fantasia” and $140 million “Tarzan.”
It’s the first time a major movie has topped the $100 million mark since 1993, when “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” broke records with $101.5 million in its opening frame.
The “Fruitvale Station” sequel from Disney/Pixar has been widely panned for its “dysfunctional” writing and pacing.
It was released in October, when it was already being compared to the “Gravity” films and the “Walt Disney Studios’ ‘Fantastic Four'” franchise.
But the poll found that “Frimalex” is the second-highest-grossed animated film of all-time with $82.8.
That was even with “Frogger,” a Pixar sequel, on top.
“This is the biggest success of my career,” said director Eliassons son, Olaf, who played Finn in “Frosinone” in the previous “Festival of the Animals” film.
“I have no regrets.
This is the best.”
The “Cars 3” sequel was released last year and grossed $317.6 million domestically, making it the fourth-highest grossing film of the year behind “Furious 7” ($5.3 billion), “The Dark Knight Rises” ($4.6 billion) and “Dunkirk” ($3.6 bn).
But the “Chips” sequel that followed is expected to perform better than that with $180 million, and will likely overtake the “Star Trek Beyond” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchises as the top-grosser animated films of all times.
“It’s not that I’m a great fan of ‘Fruitopia,'” said Eliassont.
“There are certain movies I find too formulaic, too formula-driven, too generic.
But this one is different.
It has its own characters.
It’s a fresh take on the theme of summer.”
The film’s stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, are expected to be back in a future sequel, according the poll.
“Funny People” star John Krasinski is expected for a fourth film in the franchise.