In a close second this weekend was Disney's Frozen. The $150 million animated feature grossed $66.7 million over the weekend frame, and a fantastic $93.1 million over the five-day weekend. After a one theater showing last weekend, Frozen has now grossed $93.3 million. The Disney animated feature out-grossed both 2010's Tangled, and Toy Story 2, both of which opened over the Thanksgiving holiday (although Frozen and Tangled had the 3D advantage and Toy Story 2 did not). Frozen is now set up for a healthy run that could end up with grosses over $300 million if it holds like Tangled did. Also, the fact that Frozen received an "A+" Cinemascore and is an absolutely fantastic movie won't hurt it at all.
After that, there really isn't that much to report. Thor: The Dark World finished in third place with $11.1 million over the weekend and $15.4 million over the five-day frame. The Marvel superhero flick has now grossed $186.7 million. The film should cross $200 million by the end of its run. Behind Thor in fourth place was The Best Man Holiday which grossed $8.4 million over the weekend and $11.1 million over the five-day frame. After a strong opening and an "A+" Cinemascore, The Best Man Holiday has slipped up and only grossed $63.4 million. In fifth place was the Jason Statham thriller Homefront, which grossed $9.79 million over the five-day frame and $6.97 million over the weekend. Add that up with a "B" Cinemascore, and you get a film that won't hold very well at the box office.
Delivery Man finished in sixth place with a $6.9 million weekend and a five day weekend around $10 million. The comedy held pretty well after a disappointing opening and has now grossed $19.4 million. In a large expansion this weekend, The Book Thief finished in seventh place with $4.85 million over the weekend frame for a $6.4 million weekend. The Fox drama has now grossed $7.8 million. Black Nativity was one of the weekend's bigger flops as it grossed $3.88 million over the weekend and $5 million over five days for an eighth place finish. That's a disappointing start, but the "A-" Cinemascore is encouraging.
And finally, rounding out the top ten in ninth and tenth were Philomena and Last Vegas. The Judi Dench dramedy grossed $3.789 million over the weekend and $4.6 million over the five day frame in ninth place. The film has now grossed $4.754 million. And finally in tenth place, we had Last Vegas. The film grossed $2.785 over the weekend and a $3.82 million five-day weekend in tenth place. The comedy has now grossed $58.7 million.
Also, all the way down in seventeenth place was FilmDistrict's Oldboy, which grossed $850,000 over the weekend and $1.25 million over the five-day frame. What a flop.
Next weekend sees the release of Out of the Furnace. Here are my predictions:
1. Frozen- $51.7 million
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- $36.1 million
3. Out of the Furnace- $14.5 million
4. Thor: The Dark World- $6.8 million
5. The Best Man Holiday- $5.3 million
6. The Book Thief- $5 million
7. Delivery Man- $4.5 million
8. Homefront- $3.3 million
9. Philomena- $2.9 million
10. Black Nativity- $2.67 million