Promotional Poster for the film 'Frozen'. Photo Credit: Disney

‘Frozen’ Edges ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ For the Top Spot at the Box Office This Weekend


It would seem as if there is nothing that can warm the momentum of Walt Disney’s chilly tale known as Frozen; not even Paranormal Activity. The estimates are in, and it looks like Frozen was able to hold off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones just enough to earn the top spot at the Box Office this weekend.

Frozen has proven to be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters for Walt Disney this (and last) year. Despite seeing a 27% drop from last week, the film still managed to pull in $20.72 million this weekend. This brings its worldwide gross to well over the $500 million mark at $639.94 million thus far.

Coming in at a close second this weekend was Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. The spin-off of the widely-popular Paranormal Activity franchise brought in approximately $18.2 million in its opening weekend.

The film follows the lives of Jesse, his best friend Hector, and the rest of their friends as they graduate from high school and prepare to face down their new lives in the real world. However, things start to go horribly wrong when their creepy neighbor Anna, whom all of the neighborhood kids claim is a Bruja, turns up dead.

As they tell you in the trailer, you will not see the end of the film coming.

In the third slot this weekend is an old favorite; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The latest Hobbit tale, directed by Peter Jackson, brought in an estimated $16.25 million this weekend; bringing the film’s domestic total to $229.63 million. If you add in the incredible $527 million that he film has brought in through its foreign distribution, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has brought in an estimated $756.63 million worldwide.

Coming in fourth this weekend is Martin Scorsese’s latest film The Wolf of Wall Street. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio as real life Wall Street stock broker Jordan Belfort, brought in an estimated $13.4 million this weekend at the Box Office. This brings the film’s 2 week total to $63.3 million.

Rounding out the Top 5 this weekend is David O. Russell’s latest film American Hustle. The film brought in an estimated $13.2 million, bringing the film’s four week total to $88.7 million.

Here is a look at the Top 10 films at the Box Office this weekend courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

  Title Weekend Gross Weeks
1 Frozen $20.72 million $297.84 million 7
2 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones $18.2 million $18.2 million 1
3 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $16.25 million $229.63 million 4
4 The Wolf of Wall Street $13.4 million $63.3 million 2
5 American Hustle $13.2 million $88.7 million 4
6 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $11.1 million $109.2 million 3
7 Saving Mr. Banks $9 million $59.32 million 4
8 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty $8.2 million $45.67 million 2
9 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $7.4 million $407.49 million 7
10 Grudge Match $5.41 million $24.92 million 2

Tags: American Hustle Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Frozen Grudge Match Movies Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Saving Mr. Banks The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty The Wolf Of Wall Street

  • Sarah Melissa

    The only reason frozen has made so much money is because of false advertising. My two boys and I went to see it because we thought we were seeing a movie about a funny snowman. Then when we got there it was a Boring movie about two girls who patents die and one has magic powers and freezes the town. The snowman is barley in it. and none of the funny lil blips we watched in the trailers were actually in the movie. So this is a bullshit win. It would have been sitting at the bottom of we all had known it was a annoying sappy boring story about two girls. And the singing ugh. My boys and I had to leave it was so disappointing, and heartbreaking to take them to see a movie about a snowman And have it turn out to be this. They were very confused and angry and we left the theatre.