BOX OFFICE: Another ‘Frozen II’ weekend win, but will “Dark Waters” make a splash?

Thanksgiving leftovers are what your local multiplex will be dining out on this first weekend of December.

Variety and others are predicting another $40 million or so for Disney’s animated blockbuster, the “Frozen” sequel. Box Office Mojo, linked below, thinks $43 and change will fatten Disney’s bottom line by midnight Sunday.

“Knives Out” is going great guns, but $13 to $14 are the top end of its second week projections.

“Ford v Ferrari” is quietly making bankeven as it misses out on the early awards buzz it deserves. It and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” ar looking for an $8 million or so weekend.

“Dark Waters” opens wide. Mark Ruffalo’s lawyer fights poisoning chemical company picture is also one of the year’s best, and has become the former Hulk’s cause. He even testified before Congress about water supplies tainted by “forever chemicals.” Go see the movie, prove these $4 to $5 million guesses wrong.

“The Playmobil Movie” smells like a bomb, a cheesy attempt to grab some of that “Lego Movie” loot for a different toy. It won’t clear $5, and probably will be lucky to manage half of that. That’s one I have to catch opening day as STX didn’t preview screen it in my market.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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