Skip to comments.Weekend Report: 'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' Top 'Wolf,' 'Mitty' on Final Weekend of 2013
Posted on 12/31/2013 12:18:21 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
This year, Santa delivered five new nationwide releases on Christmas Day. By the weekend, though, audiences had turned their attention back to blockbuster holdovers The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Frozen.
With a diverse set of options, overall business was strong on the final weekend of 2013: the Top 12 earned $185.8 million, which is up 13 percent from the same frame last year.
The second Hobbit movie took first place for the third-straight weekendthe only other movie to accomplish this feat in 2013 was fellow Warner Bros. release Gravity. The Hobbit added $29.9 million, which is off seven percent from the first Hobbit on the same weekend last year. The Desolation of Smaug has now earned over $190 million, and remains on pace for a final tally north of $250 million.
Disney Animation's Frozen continues to exceed even the most optimistic expectations. The animated sensation increased 47 percent to $28.8 million; among fifth weekends, that figure ranks third all-time behind Avatar ($42.8 million) and Titanic ($30 million). The movie is benefiting not only from great word-of-mouth, but also from a void of legitimate family entertainmentSaving Mr. Banks turned out to be too mature, while Walking with Dinosaurs never really clicked with audiences.
Among 2013 releases, Frozen now ranks seventh with $248.4 million. It's also now guaranteed to close with over $300 million.
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I love it!
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The REAL "Frozen" is a great watch.
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For all the PR and publicity “Anchorman II” isn’t taking the world by storm. I never thought the first one was all that much but my kids sure loved it.
“For all the PR and publicity Anchorman II isnt taking the world by storm. I never thought the first one was all that much but my kids sure loved it”
The first one rated a B overall IMO, but the Alleyway News Room Gang fight scene was an A+
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