Beyond The Hunger Games, the box office was desolate this weekend. Thor: The Dark World remained in second place with a weekend gross of $14.1 million. That's enough to raise its total to $167.9 million. At this point, the film is just short of the original Thor, but should pass that film in the near future and fly past $200 million. Behind Thor in third place was The Best Man Holiday. The Christmas-themed film, which received an "A+" Cinemascore from audiences in its first week, dropped 59% for a weekend gross of $12.4 million. The Best Man Holiday has now grossed $50.3 million. Despite the hard drop, expect this film to play well over the holidays.
The other wide release of the weekend was Vince Vaughn's Delivery Man. The dramedy grossed $7.9 million in its opening weekend, which was short of expectations. The film received a "B+" Cinemascore, but I doubt that this film will have much staying power. In fifth place was Relativity's Free Birds, which grossed $5.3 million over the weekend to raise its total to $48.6 million. The film could see a Thanksgiving boost, but with Frozen, I doubt it will be anything significant. Last Vegas placed in sixth this weekend with $4.3 million, which was enough to raise its total to $53.8 million. That's a solid total for the relatively inexpensive comedy.
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa placed in seventh with another $3.4 million to add onto its total. The raunchy comedy has now grossed $95.4 million and could pass $100 million very soon. Gravity has started to fall at the box office and finished in eighth place this weekend with $3.2 million. The sci-fi drama has now grossed $245.4 million. 12 Years a Slave has also started to drop in grosses, as it only grossed $2.8 million in ninth place this weekend. The brutal slavery drama has now grossed $29.4 million. And finally to round out the top ten, Dallas Buyers Club placed in tenth with $2.6 million for a $6.3 million total.
This coming weekend sees the release of Frozen, Homefront, Oldboy and Black Nativity. Here are my predictions for the five-day weekend.
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- $95 million
2. Frozen- $75.6 million
3. Thor: The Dark World- $12.3 million
4. The Best Man Holiday- $12 million
5. Black Nativity- $11.7 million
6. Homefront- $10 million
7. Delivery Man- $6 million
8. Last Vegas- $3.9 million
9. 12 Years a Slave- $2.8 million
10. Oldboy- $2.7 million