It may be 2014, but that's not stopping the success of Disney's Frozen. The animated film found itself at number one in the box-office by gaining a 20.7 million lead in the box office. This means that Frozen has become the second highest grossing film for Walt Disney Picture, with the first still being The Lion King.
Yet, what does this mean for newest film to hit theaters this weekend, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. The latest installment in the found footage horror franchise did have a strong performance this weekend gaining over 18 million dollars. However, the film didn't have enough to beat Disney's newest classic.
Taking third place this weekend is the second installment in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Desolation of Smaug. The latest film from director Peter Jackson may have came in third this weekend, but the movie still gained 16 million dollars this weekend; giving the film over $700 million worldwide. Coming in fourth and fifth place are two films that will certainly been seen again in the coming months: The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle. The Wolf of Wall Street received 13.4 million this weekend; while American Hustle gained 13.2 million.
What this weekend show us is that Frozen is going to be a movie that remember in the years to come. If a Thanksgiving film is having this much of an impact in the new year, then it is no doubt that Disney has found its new cash cow. Either that or moviegoers are seeing the film because of the cold weather.