WEEK IN WOMEN: Jennifer Lee’s FROZEN 2 tops $1 billion box office – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Frozen II is taking Disney “Into the Unknown” as it continues to set records at the box office.
The animated adventure, co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, is the sixth Disney movie in 2019 to hit $1 billion globally, strengthening the Mouse House’s rule over the box office.

With Frozen II‘s hot ticket sales, Disney moves beyond the impressive milestone is set over summer, with five of its other films — Avengers: Endgame, Aladdin, Toy Story 4, The Lion King and Captain Marvel — crossing the $1 billion mark in a single year. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.