It would seem that a film has finally been able to chill the blazing fire known as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This week, Disney’s latest animated feature Frozen topped the weekend box office bringing in a whopping $31.6 million.
This brings Frozen’s total to approximately $134.3 since its debut 3 weeks ago.
Frozen is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Snow Queen. In the film, a fearless optimist named Anna teams up with Kristoff and a funny little snowman named Olaf in order to find her sister Elsa, who has used her icy powers to trap their kingdom in an eternal winter.
Frozen features the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Rent’s Idina Menzel, Glee’s Jonathan Groff, 1600 Penn’s Josh Gad, Firefly’s Alan Tudyk, and many more.
Not far behind Frozen is last week’s reigning champion, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Catching Fire brought in approximately $27 million this weekend. This brings their three week total to approximately $336.7 million at the Domestic Box Office.
When you toss in the $336.7 million that they have already made in the Foreign Box Office, this gives The Hunger Games: Catching Fire a three week worldwide total of approximately $673.4 million.
Debuting this week in the third spot is Christian Bale’s latest film Out of the Furnace.
Out of the Furnace brought in approximately $5.3 million this weekend, a steep drop from Catching Fire’s $27 million.
The film stars Christian Bale as Russell Baze who, along with his younger brother Rodney, played by Casey Affleck, lives in an economically depressed area known as the Rust Belt.
However, when Russell finds himself in prison, his brother Rodney is lured into one of the most ruthless and violent crime rings in the Northeast. When Russell is finally released from prison, he must choose between his freedom and risking everything to save his brother from the trouble he has found his way into.
Just slightly behind Out of the Furnace is Thor: The Dark World which brought in an estimated $4.7 million this week, bringing their 5 week total to $193.6 million.
That number is far eclipsed by the amount The Dark World has earned in the foreign market. So far, Thor: The Dark World has earned an estimated $416.7 million in the foreign market, bringing their Worldwide Box Office to $610.3 million.
Rounding out the top 5 this week is Vince Vaughn’s latest film Delivery Man.
Delivery Man brought in an estimated $3.8 million this weekend, bringing their three week total to $24.8 million. With a foreign box office of only $1.2 million, the film has barely caught up to the budget the film had set.
The film has a decently funny premise; however, I think its placement may have been a little off. Being surrounded by so many blockbuster films may just have done this film in.
Here is a look at the rest of the Box Office this weekend thanks to IMDb.com and Box Office Mojo.
|1||Frozen||$31.6 million||$134.3 million||3|
|2||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||$27 million||$336.7 million||3|
|3||Out of the Furnace||$5.3 million||$5.3 million||1|
|4||Thor: The Dark World||$4.74 million||$193.6 million||5|
|5||Delivery Man||$3.78 million||$24.8 million||3|
|6||Homefront||$3.4 million||$15.3 million||2|
|7||The Book Thief||$2.7 million||$12.1 million||5|
|8||The Best Man Holiday||$2.67 million||$67.2 million||4|
|9||Philomena||$2.28 million||$8.3 million||3|
|10||Dallas Buyers Club||$1.5 million||$12.4 million||6|