Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Catching Fire’ Thaws ‘Frozen’

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Given Catching Fire’s explosive debut last weekend, no one expected any of the new releases, even the highly-rated Frozen, to make it to the top of the the charts.

Despite a horde of new releases, the latest Hunger Games film is still pulling in numbers that most films are lucky to get on their opening weekend.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire earned impressive numbers on its second weekend in theaters, pulling in $74.5 million for an incredible total of $296.5 million. It was followed by Disney’s Frozen, which earned a good deal higher than its projected range at $66.7 million, and a total of $93.3 million (pretty much all of the new releases opened on Wednesday, so they’ll all have additional totals), knocking Thor: The Dark World down to third-highest earnings of $11.1 million, and a total of $186.7 million. With all of these big-name releases stealing Thor’s thunder, the film may have trouble making even $200 million.

Thor was once again chased by The Best Man Holiday, which earned another $8.4 million for a total of $63.4 million. After that came the first of the less-fortunate new releases, Homefront, which earned only $6.9 million with a 5-day total of $9.7 million.

It’s all somewhat downhill from here: despite previously being in limited release, The Book Thief mustered enough earnings to best two of this weekend’s new releases with revenues of $4.8 million and a total of $7.6 million. Right after that came Black Nativity, which managed a gross of $3.8 million, and a total of $5 million. The remake of Oldboy drew the short end of the stick, as it was unable to make even $1 million over the weekend, pulling in only $850,000 and a total of $1.2 million.

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