The second week of January isn't a good time for new releases.
Mark Wahlberg’s latest effort – the military drama Lone Survivor– has been a runaway success at the box office, earning an estimated $14.4 million on Friday with a predicted weekend total of $35 to $40 million according to Entertainment Weekly. This could be due to Lone Survivor's heavy promotional campaign, but despite the unpopular release period, Lone Survivor is already a contender for the first big hit of 2014.
Lone Survivor might even turn into a late Oscar contender.
The next newcomer in the top 5 falls far behind Lone Survivor. The testosterone-fueled The Legend of Hercules only registered a $3.08 million debut, putting it behind Disney’s Frozen, which is still holding on to the second spot with $3.1 million this Friday. Frozen is steadily heading for a likely $15 million weekend and an overall take upwards of $305 million.
Meanwhile, Disney's Frozen is still going strong and heading straight into Oscars season.
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