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‘Frozen 2’ freezes out newcomers, makes history at Thanksgiving box office

LOS ANGELES – “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty.

Disney’s ice princess sequel brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and Canada over the weekend and earned an unprecedented $132.7 million for the holiday frame of Wednesday through Sunday. It has earned $288 million domestically in its 10 days of release.

“Knives Out,” the innovative and star-heavy whodunit from director Rian Johnson, rode strong reviews and word of mouth to a $27 million weekend and a five-day total of $41.7 million that easily earned back its budget.

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"Frozen 2" features the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad. (Photo: DISNEY)

“Ford v Ferrari” was third in its third weekend of release with $13.2 million. The weekend’s other newcomer, “Queen & Slim,” finished fifth with $11.7 million.

Rounding out the top five: Tom Hanks’ Mister Rogers biopic “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” fell to fourth place with $11.8 million.

Final numbers are expected Monday.

Contributing: Kim Willis, USA TODAY

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