‘Frozen’ Beats ‘Fire,’ ‘Furnace’ Melts

January 10, 2014 - box office

by Ray Subers
Frozen 


 December 8, 2013

On a weekend in that many of a nation was confronting scarcely wintry temperatures, Disney Animation’s Frozen hold good adequate to take initial place divided from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Meanwhile, a sole visitor Out of a Furnace was a vital disappointment.

Frozen
fell 53 percent to $31.6 million, that is a tip post-Thanksgiving sum ever forward of Toy Story 2 ($27.8 million). In comparison, Tangled fell 56 percent to $21.6 million on a same weekend in 2010. Frozen has now warranted $134.3 million, and it stays on lane for a sum around $250 million.

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After unresolved on good by a Thanksgiving holiday, Catching Fire plummeted 65 percent to $26.2 million this weekend. That’s not a quite good hold; for example, a final dual Twilight cinema hold a bit improved entrance off Thanksgiving weekend. To date, Catching Fire has warranted $335.9 million, and is still on gait to breeze adult north of $400 million.

At 2,101 locations, Out of a Furnace non-stop to a scanty $5.2 million this weekend. That’s even worse than Killing Them Softly, a likewise dim crime film that non-stop to $6.8 million on a same weekend final year. Among allied 2013 movies, it’s on standard with Dead Man Down ($5.3 million) and reduce than final week’s beating Homefront ($6.9 million).

With audiences dreaming by holiday selling and looking forward to vital releases after in a month, a initial weekend of Dec is a historically delayed one. Still, as a usually new national release, Out of a Furnace could positively have non-stop aloft than $5.2 million. Unfortunately, a film looked approach too grim, and advertisements unsuccessful to communicate a compelling, singular story. It also didn’t assistance that star Christian Bale isn’t indispensably bankable, and fans of his were some-more expected to wait to see him reunited with executive David O. Russell in American Hustle.

Furnace
‘s assembly was 60 percent male, and 77 percent were over a age of 25. It perceived a bad “C+” CinemaScore, that suggests this is going to blur from theaters fast over a subsequent few weeks.

In fourth place, Thor: The Dark World fell 57 percent to $4.8 million. To date, it has warranted $193.7 million, and it will pass $200 million before Christmas.

Delivery Man
changed adult a symbol to fifth place. The Vince Vaughn comedywhich does seem to be removing some assistance from plain word-of-mouthadded $3.7 million for a sum of $24.8 million.

Outside of a Top 10, Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa inched past a $100 million symbol this weekend. It’s a sixth R-rated comedy to strech that turn this year, that creates this one of a improved new years for adult comedies. It’s also value observant that Bad Grandpa is finale a run with about a same assemblage as Jackass 3-D, that arrogant a sum to $117.2 million with 3D sheet pricing.

At 4 locations in New York and Los Angeles, Joel and Ethan Coen‘s Inside Llewyn Davis non-stop to a unusual $405,411. That translates to a $101,353 per-theater average, that ranks 18th all-time (eighth all-time among live-action movies). It’s also forward of a slew of late-year 4 museum releases like The King’s Speech ($88,863), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ($77,641) and The Fighter ($75,003).

Of course, it’s formidable to tell how this opening will interpret as a film expandsthe Coen Bros. are right in a wheelhouse of upscale arthouse audiences, and a movie’s concentration around a folk thespian in 1960s Greenwich Village creates this a must-see in New York. Still, with good reviews and a smattering of awards recognition, it’s expected that Llewyn Davis earns during slightest $20 million in theaters.

The film will accept a initial enlargement on Dec. 20th, yet it won’t strech national recover until someday in January.

Around-the-World Roundup


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
surfaced a unfamiliar box bureau for a third-straight week with $44.3 million. To date, a tip marketplace is a U.K. with $42.9 million, and altogether it has warranted $336.7 million overseas. Worldwide, it’s grossed $673.4 million, and it will pass a strange movie’s $691 million sum by Friday.

Frozen
stretched in to a few pivotal markets this weekend and combined $30.6 million ($55.9 million total). It non-stop clever in a U.K. with $7.4 million, and also did good in France ($5.8 million, $8.2 million including previews). Meanwhile, it hold about even in Germany and Spain. It expands in to Russia subsequent weekend, afterwards reaches Italy and Mexico before Christmas.

Gravity
took in $10.7 million this weekend, that brings a sum to a really good $380 million. Its highest-grossing marketplace is China with $64.6 million, and it reaches a final marketplace (Japan) on Friday. Worldwide, Alfonso Cuaron‘s 3D space thriller has warranted $631.5 million.

Mega-budget samurai crack 47 Ronin got off to an earlyand disappointingstart in Japan this weekend with a scanty $1.3 million. This joins Pacific Rim and The Wolverine as American productions with Japanese elements that have unsuccessful to indeed have most interest with Japanese audiences (Pacific Rim sealed with $14.8 million, while The Wolverine wound adult during $8 million). 47 Ronin opens in a U.S. on Christmas Day.

Finally, Universal Pictures announced this morning that Despicable Me 2 is finally opening in China on Jan 10th. The charcterised supplement has warranted $918.6 million worldwide so far, and could eventually get past $950 million.

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Forecast:
‘Furnace’ to Get Burned by Holdovers ‘Frozen,’ ‘Fire’

Last Weekend
‘Catching Fire,’ ‘Frozen’ Set Thanksgiving Records

Post-Thanksgiving in Past Years:
2012 – Holdovers Hang On, ‘Killing’ ‘Soft’ in Seventh

2011 – ‘Twilight’ Three-peats on Quiet Weekend
2010 – ‘Tangled’ Takes Reigns from ‘Potter’
2009 – ‘Blind Side’ Tackles Post-Thanksgiving Blahs
2008 – ‘Four Christmases,’ ‘Twilight’ Hold Post-Thanksgiving
2007 – ‘Enchanted’ Tops Slow Weekend
2006 – ‘Happy Feet,’ ‘Casino’ Repeat, ‘Nativity’ Meek
2005 – ‘Aeon Flux’ Flounders during High End of Low Expectations

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