This week’s box office was a game of ticket sale Tetris! Disney’s Frozen did the unthinkable. It climbed back to the number one spot after SEEN weeks in release! That is quite an incredible feat, as the animated winner took in $20.7 million, bringing its domestic total to almost $300 million!
The house of mouse edged out Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which took in $18.2 million. That’s the lowest take for the series so far, but with a budget of only $5 million, it’s definitely a win for Paramount.
At number three was the de-throned epic, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which took in $16.2 million for a $229 domestic total so far. Way to go Bilbo.
The Wolf of Wall Street’s stock rose as the drama climbed up a spot to number four with $13.4 million. With a $100 million budget, Leo still has a long way to go before seeing any profit.
American Hustle boogied at number five, dropping juts one spot and taking in another $13.2 million.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues fell to number six with $11 million for a domestic total of $109 million. Considering its predecessor’s lifetime, total gross was $90 million, there’s certainly a strong case for a third installment.
Disney’s family-feel good film Saving Mr. Banks fell one spot to number seven with $9 million. With a fairly modes budget of $35 million, it’s already in profit mode.
Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller, fell to number eight with $8.2 million. Too bad. This is my second favorite film of 2013. Its hefty budget of $90 million has Fox in the red.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire still has some spark at number nine with another $7.4 million to add to its $407 domestic gross.
In a stunning turn of events, Grudge Match managed to climb into the top ten, in its second week of release. The boxing “comedy” rounded out the list with $5.4 million. There’s no real cause to celebrate, however, when that makes up for one eighth of its budget $40 million.
Check out the full box office chart below:
1 Frozen $20,722,000 $297,838,000
2 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones $18,200,000 $18,200,000
3 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug $16,250,000 $229,634,000
4 The Wolf of Wall Street $13,400,000 $63,295,000
5 American Hustle $13,200,000 $88,700,000
6 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues $11,100,000 $109,180,000
7 Saving Mr. Banks $9,057,000 $59,320,000
8 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty $8,200,000 $45,669,000
9 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $7,400,000 $407,488,000
10 Grudge Match $5,410,000 $24,920,000
With nothing too exciting opening next week, I’m predicting The Legend of Hercules to take the top spot. Although ultimately, I don’t expect that movie to be a hit; in fact, I’m predicting it will lose money. Tune in next week to see if I’m right!
Until then, happy movie going.
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