Disney's 'Frozen' Cools Off All Competition At The Weekend's Box Office
In 'Frozen's' sixth week of release the Disney animated film regains the No.1 spot, freezing over the debuting horror 'The Marked Ones'.
'Frozen' ices the rest of its competition at this weekend's (Jan 3rd-5th) box office by regaining the No.1 position. The Disney animated adventure film, which acquires the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, brought in an impressive $20.7 million in its sixth week of release.
'Frozen' is Disney's biggest animated movie of the year
'Frozen' has now earned a domestic total of $297.8 million and is expected to reach the $300 million mark in the next couple of days.
The retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen, follows 'Princess Anna' (Bell), the future Queen of Arendelle, along with mountain man 'Kristoff' (Groff) races against time to prevent her sister, 'Elsa' (Menzel), from unwittingly turning the kingdom into an eternally icy realm, along the way 'Anna' meets new friends and learns vital life lessons.
The latest instalment of the frightening 'Paranormal Activity' franchise, 'The Marked Ones', which is a spin-off/stand-alone story, debuted at No.2 with $18.2 million. It follows young Latin American teen Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) as he is possessed by the same demon as the one who claimed Kristi and Katie.
Falling in third is the epic sequel 'The Hobbit: The Desloation of Smaug', Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian Mckellen) and the brave dwarfs take on the sleeping dragon as they continue their quest to reclaim the dwarfs home.
Peter Jackson's latest instalment earned $16.3 million this weekend and now stands at a domestic total of $229,634,000 and is expected to reach between $260 million and $270 million.
In 4th place is Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's latest collaboration, 'The Wolf Of Wall Street', which is based on the true events of Jordan Belfort and his illegal manipulation of the stock market, raking in $13.4 million.
See the rest of the weekend's top ten films, via Box Office Mojo, below:
1. Frozen: $20.7 million
2. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: $18.2 million
3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: $16.3 million
4.The Wolf of Wall Street: $13.4 million
5. American Hustle: $13.2 million
6. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: $11.1 million
7. Saving Mr. Banks: $9.1 million
8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: $8.2 million
9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $7.4 million
10. Grudge Match: $5.4 million
'Frozen' regains the No.1 spot