Thanksgiving Boosts ‘Frozen II’, Gives ‘Knives Out’ a Smashing Debut, and Helps ‘Queen and Slim’ Find Its Audience

by Collin Willis
Knives Out

The Thanksgiving weekend is one of the box office’s longest and most profitable. In its second week, Frozen II is earning incredible numbers and zeroes in on a $1 billion gross. Aided by a few extra days to the weekend, Knives Out opens to a killer $70 million+. Ford v Ferrari and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood also saw extra business from the holiday weekend. Also opening early, Queen and Slim is well on its way to making commercial and critical success.

It is a busy time at the box office as the holidays ramp up. Extra free time means more movies in release and higher returns. If the market wasn’t already crowded enough, next weekend will also see some major releases. Honey Boy and Dark Waters expand. Playmobil: The Movie makes its domestic debut. Last but not least, Marriage Story is set to drop on Netflix.

We discuss all this and more on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast. Listen below:


Listen to the last few episodes of The MovieBabble Podcast:

Episode 46: Frozen II Smashes Records and Tom Hanks Charms in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Episode 45: Ford v Ferrari Races to First, Charlie’s Angels Feels Dated, The Good Liar Confuses, and Disney Takes a Victory Lap

Episode 44: Midway Outperforms, Doctor Sleep Tanks, Plus: What Can We Expect from the Rest of November?

Episode 43: Terminator: Dark Fate Condemns the Franchise to an Even Darker Fate. Plus: October Winners and Losers!

Episode 42: Joker Continues Its Pursuit for $1 Billion, Dolemite Leads the Weekend, and The Current War FINALLY Makes It to Theaters


Also, check out MovieBabble Presents: Babble With Brennan:

Episode 6: Joker Spoiler Talk!

Episode 5: Movies That Made Us Love Movies!

Episode 4: The 2019 Fall Movie Preview

Episode 3: The World of Movies: July Rundown

Episode 2: Ranking All the Spider-Man Films


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Nick Kush December 2, 2019 - 10:10 am

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