Disney has an animated juggernaut on its hands, even if “Frozen 2” (They cannot be bothered to decide if it’s “2” or “II” in the title) isn’t remotely as tuneful or coherent as the original.
Box Office Mojo and others see it as a safe $100 million opener, with Mojo going all the way to $120. The year of franchise fatigue hasn’t impacted Marvel movies or Disney animation, but we will see.
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” not only figures to be a best picture contender, but a big box office performer. $17 million for a Tom Hanks impersonation of a TV saint in a movie about controlling male anger, it could pull in $17 million.
Chadwick Boseman’s “21 Bridges” should better its genre limitations and ride his growing Fame to a $13-14 million weekend.
“Ford v Ferrari” will probably edge “Neighborhood” for second place, in the upper teens.
And the box office should recover from the doldrums this fall all in one fell swoop.