Frozen Ices Out The Competition


Typically, the first December weekend is a quiet one. Not surprisingly, all the films steeply declined after delivering huge numbers during the lucrative Thanksgiving long weekend.

After just falling short during its opening frame, Frozen stands atop the box office heap this week with $31.6 million. The Disney animated hit has amassed $134.3 million after 12 days in wide release. It’s progressing 39 percent better than 2010’s Tangled which only generated $96.6 million at the same point in its run.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s winning streaky finally cooled off. After two weeks on top, Katniss Everdeen had to settle for runner-up status. The sequel added another $27 million, giving the blockbuster a $336.7 million domestic total after just 17 days. It’s tracking about $34 million ahead of its predecessor.

Even with no other brand new competing films, Christian Bale’s latest drama, Out of the Furnace, failed to generate any heat. It pulled in only $5.3 million, yielding a tepid $2,523 location average. With a “C+” CinemaScore, expect this film to fade away quickly. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.

Box Office Numbers: December 6-8, 2013

  • 1. Frozen: $31,641,000 ($134,278,000 total)
  • 2. Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $27,000,000 ($336,665,000 total)
  • 3. Out of the Furnace: $5,300,000 (opening)
  • 4. Thor: The Dark World: $4,740,000 ($193,640,000 total)
  • 5. Delivery Man: $3,775,000 ($24,799,000 total)
  • 6. Homefront: $3,384,000 ($15,284,000 total)
  • 7. The Best Man Holiday: $2,700,000 ($67,200,000 total)
  • 8. The Book Thief: $2,700,000 ($12,075,000 total)
  • 9. Philomena: $2,282,000 ($8,255,000 total)
  • 10. Dallas Buyers Club: $1,459,000 ($12,411,000 total)