'Frozen 2' is out in NZ today and fans are now calling Kristoff the best Disney prince ever

It’s been making waves all around the world, and now Frozen 2 is finally out in New Zealand cinemas.

The animated Disney movie has not only broken box office records, earning US$356.2 million (NZ$557.5 million) globally in its opening weekend, but it has also won praise over one of the film's leading characters, Kristoff, for being the best Disney prince ever.

*Warning: Below contains minor spoilers for Frozen 2*

In the sequel - which stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff – Groff’s character Kristoff stands beside his fiancé Anna (Bell) during a battle scene, and instead of trying to protect her like a traditional Prince might, he fights alongside her and says: "I'm here. What do you need?"

It didn't take long for fans to take to Twitter to share their love for the modern hero.

"Kristoff is one of the best Disney characters," one person wrote. "His best friend is his reindeer, he loves his fiancé in the most honest way, he’s great friends with her sister, he’s never mean, he’s the only guy but he never tries to lead/overshadow Elsa or Anna and he randomly sings love songs."

"Kristoff is single-handedly giving young boys a role model who teaches them it’s OK to feel and express emotions and also look good in leather," another Twitter user noted.

Even Kristen Bell - who voices Princess Anna - touched on how awesome this is for a male character.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show earlier this month, Bell tells host Jimmy Fallon: "The thing I think I’m proudest of is the way they represented Kristoff … Lost in the Woods [is about] his big feelings for Anna. And little boys don’t often see representation of other boys having really big loving feelings.

"And he also has two lines that I love," she continued. "He looks at her, and the first thing he says is, 'I’m here. What do you need?' He doesn’t say, 'Stand back. I’ve got this.' I stood up when I first saw it. I was like, 'Do you know how profound that line is?'

"And then, in the end, Anna apologises for something and he says, 'It’s okay. My love is not fragile.'"

"I know right?!" Bell said, responding to an "aww" from the audience.

So sweet! We’re so excited to see Frozen 2 even more now!