LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Disney's new film "Frozen 2" took the top spot at the North American box office with a massive 85.25 million U.S. dollars on Friday-Sunday, the second weekend, and a record-setting 123.7 million dollars over the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday-Sunday frame.
It broke the five-day record held by Lionsgate's science fiction film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," which took in 109 million dollars during the same period in 2013.
The animated fantasy has grossed 287.6 million dollars in North America after just 10 days of release. Internationally, the film brought in 163.8 million dollars in 45 territories for a global second weekend of 249 million dollars and a global cume to date of 738.6 million, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.
"Frozen 2" arrived six years after the original "Frozen." The film features the return of the Academy Award-winning team-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Evan Rachel Wood, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff. It brings back Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff, as they venture beyond the kingdom of Arendelle to find out why Elsa was born with magical powers.
The film received generally positive reviews from North American moviegoers and critics, holding an "A-" rating from moviegoers on CinemaScore and 76 percent certified fresh rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to date.