Weekend Box Office- January 3-5, 2014

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Can anything stop Frozen? Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones seemed primed to when it opened on Friday but even the yearly horror franchise fell victim to Disney’s juggernaut. Frozen took in $20.7 million in its sixth week and will cross $300 million domestically this week.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones had the lowest opening for any film in the franchise with $18.2 million but it can hardly be called a disappointment seeing as the budget for the found footage movie was only $5 million. If you love the series, don’t worry, Paranormal Activity 5 will release in October of this year. If you hate the series, try and convince people to stop going, because as long as they make money, they will keep getting made.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug held strong in third with $16.2 million. Even though it is still tracking behind last year’s An Unexpected Journey, the second film in Peter Jackson’s trilogy has brought in over $750 million worldwide. That’s a total even Smaug would relish.

Finally, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will do something big this week: it will surpass the gross of its predecessor and put Tony Stark in its rearview, becoming the top grossing movie of the year domestically over Iron Man 3.

1. Frozen- $20.7 million/ $297.8 million

2. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones- $18.2/ $18.2

3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug- $16.2/ $229.6

4. The Wolf of Wall Street- $13.4/ $63.3

5. American Hustle- $13.2/ $88.7

6. Anchorman 2- $11.1/ $109.2

7. Saving Mr. Banks- $9.0/ $59.3

8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty- $8.2/ $45.7

9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire- $7.4/ $407.5

10. Grudge Match- $5.4/ $25.0




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