‘Frozen’ Overcomes Box Office Heat From ‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Out of the Furnace’


In its second weekend, Disney’s Frozen earned another $31.6 million, which was enough for it to overtake The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($27 million) for the #1 spot at the weekend box office and prevent Catching Fire from pulling off the rare three-peat.

The post-Thanksgiving weekend frame is typically a weak one as it provides a bit of a lull before the impending onslaught of major Christmas-time releases (beginning with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug next weekend), and this year was no exception. Overall, this was the fifth slowest weekend of the year, with theaters grossing a total of just $97 million. For reference, theaters pulled in over $208 million last weekend.

The weekend’s lone new wide release was the Christian Bale vehicle Out of the Furnace, which could only muster $5.3 million and a third place finish. That number falls in line with similarly dark, yet star-studded, dramas that have debuted in the same frame in recent years like 2012’s Killing Them Softly ($6.8 million) and Brothers, which debuted to the tune of $9.5 million in 2009.

Check out our review of Frozen here, and make sure to read our recent editorial on the film’s lead promotional single,  “Let It Go,” right here. Follow the jump to see the a listing of the top ten highest grossing films, as given by Box Office Mojo.

  1. Frozen – $31,641,000
  2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $27,000,000
  3. Out of the Furnace – $5,300,000
  4. Thor: The Dark World – $4,740,000
  5. Delivery Man – $3,775,000
  6. Homefront – $3,384,000
  7. The Book Thief – $2,700,000
  8. The Best Men Holiday – $2,673,000
  9. Philomena – $2,282,000
  10. Dallas Buyers Club – $1,459,000
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