‘Frozen II’ continues to set box-office records as it crosses $1 billion mark

‘Frozen II’ continues to set box-office records as it crosses $1 billion mark

Set three years after the icy and dicey events of the first film, “Frozen II” continues the adventures of Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her younger sister, Princess Anna (Kristen Bell), Anna’s awkward yet affable ice harvester beau Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and the magical snowman Olaf (Josh Gad).

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‘Frozen II’ sets records with its box-office bow

‘Frozen II’ sets records with its box-office bow

The first “Frozen reigned as the highest-grossing animated film in history as well as the highest grossing musical film before it was overtaken this year by Disney’s CGI remake of “The Lion King.” It was also the highest-earning film with a female director on the domestic box-office books, until it was overtaken by “Wonder Woman” (which was surpassed this year by “Captain Marvel”).

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Mimi Leder directing new Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston series, Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt novel ‘Artemis’ for film, Disney empowering young female filmmakers with global #DreamBigPrincess video series

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Mimi Leder directing new Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston series, Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt novel ‘Artemis’ for film, Disney empowering young female filmmakers with global #DreamBigPrincess video series

Mimi Leder directing new Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston series, Geneva Robertson-Dworet to adapt novel ‘Artemis’ for film, and Disney empowering young female filmmakers with global #DreamBigPrincess video series.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Keri Russell reportedly joining ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Bao’ filmmaker Domee Shi talks about her Pixar short, Netflix orders Salma Hayek-produced Mexican drama series ‘Monarca’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Keri Russell reportedly joining ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Bao’ filmmaker Domee Shi talks about her Pixar short, Netflix orders Salma Hayek-produced Mexican drama series ‘Monarca’

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Keri Russell reportedly joining ‘Star Wars’ saga, ‘Bao’ filmmaker Domee Shi talks about her Pixar short, and Netflix orders Salma Hayek-produced Mexican drama series ‘Monarca.’

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It’s so hard to say goodbye to a cinematic hero like Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

It’s so hard to say goodbye to a cinematic hero like Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” boasts a bittersweet ending because its faithfully adapts the finale of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book trilogy. But for female filmgoers, it’s especially hard to say goodbye to a successful female-centered film franchise because in present-day Hollywood who knows when we’ll get another another hero like Katniss Everdeen.

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