Following its debut as the biggest opening weekend for an animated film, this week Walt Disney Animation Studios’ long-awaited comedic adventure Frozen 2 has become the biggest animated film of all time at the South African Box Office.
Over 718 000 attendees visited cinemas across the country since its release on 6 December 2019, delivering a box office total of over R53 million so far, surpassing 2018’s Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 that was the previous record holder. With this record, Walt Disney Studios now holds the number 1 and 2 all-time highest-grossing animated films, as well as the top 4 highest-grossing films of all time in South Africa with Disney’s The Lion King as well as Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War.
“We are thrilled at the response of families and fans of all ages towards this breath-taking and sweeping animated adventure of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President of The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are excited to share more magical animated, as well as live action stories, with South African cinema-going audiences in 2020 including two releases from Disney•Pixar with Onward and Soul, two from Marvel Studios with Black Widow and The Eternals, as well as brand new adventures from Disney studios in the form of Mulan, Jungle Cruise and Raya and the Last Dragon, to name but a few.”
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 poses the question: Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough. From the Academy Award®-winning team—directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho and songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez—and featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2 is now in cinemas across the continent.