The freeze over "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and last weekends debuting "out of The Furnace" has its ground zero where Disney's newest animated production "Frozen" wins the Dec. 6 to Dec. 8's box office.
"Frozen", which stars the voice-acting leads of Kristen Bell ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "House of Lies"), Jonathan Groff ("Glee", "Boss") and Indina Menzel ("Glee"), makes a minor remarkability within a grand commercial reception being the only film in 2013s Fall and Winter to debut at a silvery second slate and then advance its claim slotting into the golden top spot. The remarkable gets a haloing underline with its feat of advancement coming against the widely popular "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire".
Across the five-day Thankgiving timeframe, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" made a triple-crowning statement on its inaugural outing. At an eyebrow raising $110.1 million trailblazer the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson supplanted first place on the all-time box office rating throughout five-day Thanksgiving openers. And it wasn't too late in 2013 for this Hunger Games sequel to stage another definer. Third place was the place new tenancy as it was able to rake in a leasing record-maker $299.6 mil, settling it below "Despicable Me 2" and above "Man of Steel" across the year. Most of all, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" withstood Disney's "Frozen" and came in at the top of the bracket for Nov. 27 to Nov. 29.
Over the same Thanksgiving period, runner-up wasn't a cold shoulder from last weekend's lead it turns out. "Frozen" was a warm welcome for a large movie-going audience. The five-day count accounting for a $31.6 million debut. And in the parade for Thanskgiving box office weekends overall? "Frozen" looks at a $93.5 million take in achievement over "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone".
With fire and ice framing a trio of elemental titulars that are the top commercial successes this weekend's block of box office leaders took the highest three tiers.
Following "Frozen", "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" sets up third placing "Out of the Furnace". Christian Bale (The Dark Knight", "The Fighter"), Zoey Saldana ("Columbiana", "Avatar") and Casey Affleck ("Tower Heist", "Gone Baby Gone") are the leads for this crime thriller under the directorial helm of Scott Cooper ("Broken Trail", "Crazy Heart").
It's"Thor: The Dark World" standing at 4th that hefts the superhero business of filmmaking aloft within the top 5 since its premiering three-day on Nov. 8. Vince Vaughn's starring comedy "Delivery Man" came in at 5th showing $3.7 mil in theaters.
From the world of "Frozen" to the Panem sensational, the jostling presence from Middle Earth will offer a vying at the theater.
Magic and dragons breathes fiery adventure for the continuing tale of Bilbo Baggins and his dwarven employer-companions in the sequel "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug", which opens nations-wide on Dec. 13th.