Box Office Roundup: Frozen is new #1, Catching Fire falls to second

By Peter Towe

Published on Sunday, December 8, 2013

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After two weeks at number one, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has been bumped from its top spot.  The top grossing film this weekend was Disney’s animated movie Frozen, earning $31.6 million, after grossing $66.7 million in its opening weekend.  Frozen has earned a total of $134.3 million, and is on pace to make around $250 million.

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Out of the Furnace opened third, earning $5.3 million in its opening weekend.  Opening at over 2,000 locations, it will be hard for Out of the Furnace to bounce back from this poor opening weekend.  Maybe audiences don’t flock to these types of dark movies in theaters, but the film should find a better audience when its released on DVD and Blu-ray next year.

Coming in at fourth was Thor: The Dark World earning $4.7 million.  The film has made $193.6 million to date, and should cross the $200 million mark before Christmas.

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Opening as a limited engagement at only four locations, Inside Llewyn Davis earned an excellent $401,000.  The film seems to have the interest of the public, and should do fairly well when it opens in theaters everywhere December 20, 2013.

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Next weekend should be exciting with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Saving Mr. Banks opening wide  in theaters everywhere, and David O. Russell’s American Hustle opening at limited theaters.

Here’s the rest of this weekends top ten Box Office results:

1. Frozen $31.6 million

2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $27 million

3. Out of the Furnace $5.3 million

4. Thor: The Dark World $4.7 million

5. Delivery Man $3.8 million

6. Homefront $3.4 million

7. The Book Thief $2.7 million

8. The Best Man Holiday $2.7 million

9. Philomena $2.3 million

10. Dallas Buyers Club $1.5 million

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