Frozen weathered the box office well over the chilly weekend that covered several parts of the country in snow. The Disney animated flick reclaimed the No. 1 spot, grossing $20.7 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Landing in second was Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which took in $18.2 million in its opening weekend. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaugfollowed at No. 3 with $16.3 million.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug continued its domination of the box office this weekend, landing at No. 1 for the third straight week despite a slew of new releases that came out on Christmas Day. The Peter Jackson-helmed sequel took in $29.9 million, bringing its three-week total to $190 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The only other movie that was able to stay in first place for three straight weeks in 2013 is Gravity.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stayed on top of the box office for a second week in a row, drawing an estimated...
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug had an impressive opening at the box office this weekend, but still fell short of the original film's debut.
Disney's latest effort, Frozen, overtook Catching Fire this weekend for the first time in the three weeks they've both been in theaters. The animated feature earned $31.6 million in comparison with the Hunger Games sequel's $27 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire dominated the box office for a second week in a row, hauling in an estimated $74.5 million, to bring its overall total $296.5 million, Box Office Mojo reports.
Landing in second was...
Never underestimate the power of Katniss Everdeen.
The Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire certainly lived up to its name this weekend, shattering a November record at the box office with an estimated $161.1 million in earnings. Not only is that about $10 million more than the original Hunger Games made in its opening weekend in 2012, but would also make Catching Fire the fourth-highest opening weekend ever, and the top grossing debut for a 2D-only movie, Box Office Mojo reports.
The Best Man Holiday wasn't good enough to overcome Thor: The Dark World at the box office this weekend. For the second week in a row, the Thor sequel reigned supreme, staying in first place with $38.4 million in receipts, Box Office Mojo reports.
Thor: The Dark World hammered the box office this weekend, hauling in $86.1 million — about $20 million better than the first Thor did in its debut weekend, and more than the other movies in this week's Top 10 combined. The sequel had a fairly disappointing 3-D showing though, with only 39 percent of receipts coming from the 3-D version, Box Office Mojo reports.
Ender's Game dominated the box office in its debut this weekend, surpassing Bad Grandpa to claim the No. 1 spot with $28 million, Box Office Mojo reports. Bad Grandpa dropped a spot to second place with $20.5 million.
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