Result smashes studio’s own previous industry record of $7.6bn set in 2016.
‘Frozen II’ will look for a third session at number one.
Jumanji: The Next Level opens in 18 including China.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker still to come.
‘Charlie’s Angels’ matched its US performance with a disappointing start.
Knives Out opens well for Lionsgate in second place.
Knives Out impresses in China, delivers $71m worldwide bow.
The Paramount film has received widespread publicity this week.
Vue and Showcase removed ‘Blue Story’ from their UK venues this weekend.
Sony’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood opens on $13.3m.
'Frozen 2' storms to $358.2m in global box office debut, sets international record for animation launch (update)
Disney tentpole achieves highest Imax debut by any animated film.
Full results to appear here on Sunday.
Further new openers include ‘Harriet’, ‘Blue Story’, ‘Greener Grass’.
The Disney animated sequel hits 36 international markets six years after the record-breaking original.