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Disney's 'Frozen' wins box office battle

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Disney's animated family film "Frozen" rose from second to first place at the box office this weekend. The film earned an additional $31.6 million in domestic receipts during its third weekend in theaters and $134 million since its debut. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" dropped from first to second place earning an additional $27 million. This sequel to "The Hunger Games" has earned a total of $337 million since its debut three weeks ago. The new Christian Bale film "Out of the Furnace" debuted in third place at the box office. The film earned $5.3 million. "Thor: The Dark World" came in fourth place earning an additional $4.74 million and the comedy "Delivery Man" rose one spot, landing in 5th place at the box office. "Delivery Man" earned an additional $3.77 million and has garnered a total of $24.8 million since its debut three weeks ago.

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Next weekend watch for two new films to shake-up the box office charts. Debuting this Friday, Dec. 13 are "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" and the holiday comedy "Tyler Perry's A Medea Christmas."

See the LIST to left of this article for information on the top ten films at the box office this weekend.

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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don't talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don't forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.

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