Disney’s Princesses are on a roll- Moana breaks Frozen’s record after one day of release

Watch out Frozen, Moana is coming for you!

The New Disney movie ‘Moana’ smashing one of the icy animation’s many box office records on just its first day at cinemas in the US last week.

On opening day in the US, the Polynesian adventure has made a sturdy $15.6 million (£12.5 million). That’s more than any pre-Thanksgiving release ever, and more than its studio’s previous project, Frozen’s tally, which opened with $15.1 million (£12.1 million) back in 2013.


‘Frozen’ was also released at Thanksgiving, and made $93.4 million over a five-day holiday period. Then, of course, it went on to become the highest-grossing animation movie of all time – and the ninth highest-grossing film full stop – making a massive $1.276 billion (£1.02 billion) worldwide.

Figures and stats aside, the film is already being hailed as a victory for Disney due to its lack of  ‘Prince Charming’ characters, something of a first for a so-called ‘Disney Princess’ movie. GIRL POWER!

So what did our members think? On 27th November our lucky members went along with their little (and not so little) princes & princess. Here’s what they had to say:

“Thank you @ShowFilmFirst for our tickets to see #Moana today – such a beautiful film and I shed more than a few tears” – Katy Muson, Twitter

“Thanks @ShowFilmFirst for tickets to see @DisneyMoana. Surpasses all expectations #yourewelcome 😜❤️🌊” – JobyKoby, Twitter

“Absolutely loved @DisneyMoana thanks to @ShowFilmFirst” – Lucy Woods, Twitter 

“Moana is incredible just wow thanks @ShowFilmFirst for the tickets !” – Lottie Coates, Twitter


So how will the UK release measure up?

The movie is out across the UK on December 2.

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