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Weekend Box Office: Frozen Puts The Chill On Catching Fire, Furnace Fizzles
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.
Weekend Box Office: Catching Fire and Frozen Enjoy A Holiday Box Office Feast
The Thanksgiving weekend was big news for a handful of major players while the rest of the field had very little to be thankful for. It was a tale of file and ice as last weekend's number one The Hunger Games: Catching Fire went up against the highly anticipated Disney animated feature Frozen.
Catching Fire And Frozen Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office Estimates Put Fire Ahead Of Ice
It seems movie theaters will be playing songs of ice and fire this weekend, as the Hunger Games sequel and Disney’s Frozen are likely to light up the box office. Early estimates suggest Catching Fire will come out on top, but Frozen won’t be far behind. Catching Fire’s estimated five-day weekend hall is in the $90 million range, while Frozen is believed to do about $80 million for the same time period.
Weekend Box Office: Catching Fire Blazes Record Breaking Trail To Number One
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire blazed quite a trail through theaters this weekend. The sequel to last year's The Hunger Games set a new record for the highest opening for the month of November at $161 million. That's also a step up from its predecessor which opened at $152 million.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Cashes In At The Box Office On Thursday Night
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is already burning it up at the box office this weekend, raking in a reported $25.2 million in late night screenings domestically Thursday night, comfortably surpassing the first film in the popular young adult franchise, which took in $19.7 million back in 2012. Assuming the film continues to perform as well this weekend, Catching Fire may very well break the record for a domestic opening weekend in November.
Weekend Box Office: Best Man Holiday Celebrates Success, Thor Holds On To Number One
It was a weekend worth celebrating for the heavily marketed The Best Man Holiday. The follow up to the lesser known 1999 release The Best Man banked $30 million against its modest $17 million budget for a financially solid opening.
Weekend Box Office: Thor: The Dark World Thunders In At Number One
Thor thundered back into theaters this weekend riding high on the big buzz that Marvel has generated for its Avengers franchises over the last year and a half. Banking a $86.1 million first place opening, Thor 2 handily exceeded the $65 million debut of the first Thor film back in 2011. When added to the substantial sum the movie has made world-wide, its total international sales exceed $320 million.
Weekend Box Office: Ender's Game Is Number One, Free Birds Is A Turkey
It was pretty well expected that the highly anticipated (or, at least, highly marketed) Ender's Game would be number one this weekend, but just how close it would come to missing that mark wasn't on most box office radars.
Ender's Game Makes Impressive $1.4 Million From Halloween Showings
Were kids across America packing up their trick-or-treating hauls and bringing it to the movie theater last night? At least enough of them were to make midnight showings of Ender's Game a solid success. Early numbers at The Hollywood Reporter say the PG-13 sci-fi film made $1.4 million from early screenings on Thursday, putting in a good position for a weekend box office contest it's expected to win.
Weekend Box Office: Number One Bad Grandpa Kicks The Counselor To The Curb
There are some weekends when a movie that is so well crafted, so thought provoking, and so much the cinematic masterpiece sweeps into theaters and is overwhelmingly the number one movie at the box office, restoring faith in the American psyche and its ability to both enjoy and reward great movie making.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa Knocks Gravity Out Of #1 Box Office Spot
There's no Paranormal Activity movie coming to theaters this October, but that doesn't mean we've gotten rid of franchises that just keep coming back when you think they're gone. The latest installment of the Jackass series, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, is the undisputed champion of the weekend box office, bringing in an estimated $12.4 million on Friday, including $1.4 million from midnight screenings.
Weekend Box Office: Gravity's Pull Is Astronomical For Third Weekend In A Row
There were a lot of famous names floating around the new movies out this weekend. Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Assange, Carrie. But the famous names didn't translate to big box office bucks.
Weekend Box Office: Gravity Holds Strong To Number One, Machete Gets The Ax
There was big continued pull on audiences from Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi thriller Gravity this weekend. After setting a record for the highest October opening last weekend, the movie held on strong, dropping just 20% and maintaining a death grip on the number one spot. Adding $44 million this weekend, it handily crossed the $100 million mark winding up at $123 million domestic and nearing the $200 million level internationally.
Weekend Box Office: Gravity Pulls In A Record October Number One
It was a record breaking weekend for the month of October as Gravity hauled in an impressive $55 million opening, topping Paranormal Activity's $52 million debut in 2011. The movie also marks the biggest opening for either George Clooney or Sandra Bullock and is a big score for under-recognized director and co-writer Alfonso Cuaron who has finally received both critical and financial acclaim for something other than what was arguably the best of the Harry Potter films.
Weekend Box Office: Showers Of Success For Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2
This weekend saw a strong finish to September as Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 snagged a strong first place, banking $35 million. That's a step up from the first mutated food adventure which had an opening weekend of $30 million in 2009.
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