Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss the weekends box office results. The TOP 3 for this 5-day weekend are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Disney's Frozen, and Thor: The Dark World.
This week, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has continued to dominate the box office, but was closely followed by the new Disney children's animated film, Frozen. Disney's Frozen even went on to break the record for best Thanksgiving opening, beating out another Disney-owned film, Toy Story 2. And Thor: The Dark World was able to trickle in to the number 3 spot, edging out The Best Man Holiday, and put newcomer, Homefront, in the number 5 spot.
1. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Catching Fire has continued to do very well at the box office, going into its second week. During the long weekend, it was able to draw in a whopping $109.9 million, bringing its domestic gross up to $296.3 million, and it's worldwide gross up to almost $600 million. This juggernaut of a film will most likely continue this course, possibly even breaking the coveted $1 billion mark.
2. DISNEY'S FROZEN
Disney's newest animated film, Frozen, also had an incredibly strong weekend, pulling in an impressive $93.6 million, which broke the record for best Thanksgiving opening weekend, previously held by Toy Story 2, which made $80.1 million on their opening 5-day weekend. Will it be able to hold its spot once The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters in two weeks? I guess we'll see.
3. THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Thor: The Dark World has continued to keep itself in the Top 3, pushing out its strong competitor for the last two weeks, The Best Man Holiday, and even beating the new Jason Statham/James Franco thriller, Homefront. In its fourth week, it was able to bring in a modest $15.5 million, bringing its total to $591.6 million worldwide. Hopefully it will be able to break my projection of $800 million before it's gone, but it has some stiff competition to deal with in the coming weeks.
Here's a quick rundown of this weekend's results:
#1 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $109,939,340
#2 - Disney's Frozen - $93,590,387
#3 - Thor: The Dark World - $15,485,801
Next week, we see the opening of the new Christian Bale film, Out Of The Furnace. Will it make it to the Top 3, or will Thor: The Dark World hold strong? I'd say, watch out Thor, the former Batman might just have your number!
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