Weekend Box Office: Frozen Puts The Chill On Catching Fire, Furnace Fizzles

By Scott Gwin 2013-12-08 15:45:40discussion comments
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The flame under The Hunger Games: Catching Fire began to sputter this weekend and the movie dropped 63%. It dropped out of first place, leaving room for Frozen, which held on stronger, to have its shot at number one.

Despite the switch in places, Catching Fire is still the stronger performer having crossed the $300 million domestic mark this week and is on track to pass $400 million. It's yet to be seen if it can top Iron Man 3's $409 million. Frozen added $31 million to its $134 million total.

The one newcomer this weekend, Christian Bale's thriller Out of the Furnace failed to generate any heat. It came in at a very distant third place with just $5 million against its $22 million budget.

Thor: The Dark World dropped to fourth place and in its fourth weekend is struggling to break $200 million.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

Frozen (2013)    $31,641,000 Total: $134,278,000 LW: 2    
THTRS: 3,742
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire    $27,000,000 Total: $336,665,000 LW: 1    
THTRS: 4,163
Out of the Furnace *   $5,300,000 Total: $5,327,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 2,101
Thor: The Dark World    $4,740,000 Total: $193,640,000 LW: 3    
THTRS: 3,074
Delivery Man    $3,775,000 Total: $24,799,000 LW: 6    
THTRS: 2,905
Homefront    $3,384,000 Total: $15,284,000 LW: 5    
THTRS: 2,570
The Book Thief    $2,700,000 Total: $12,075,000 LW: 7    
THTRS: 1,316
The Best Man Holiday    $2,673,000 Total: $67,239,000 LW: 4    
THTRS: 1,577
Philomena    $2,282,000 Total: $8,255,000 LW: 8    
THTRS: 835
Dallas Buyers Club $1,459,000 Total: $12,411,000 LW: 12    
THTRS: 734

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