Friday, December 6, 2013

The Projector: Bucktoothed Snowman Edition UPDATE

Monday UPDATE UPDATE: The weekend actuals reveal nothing of major note, though Catching Fire down a mil.

1. Frozen $31.6M
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $26.2M
3. Out of the Furnace $5.2M
4. Thor: The Dark World $4.8M
5. Delivery Man $3.7M

Sunday UPDATE: Katniss curbed. In a weekend that proved to be slightly more robust than your average after-Thanksgiving stanza, Disney's 3D-animated extravaganza Frozen stayed white hot, dropping a respectable -53%, upping its two-week total to $134M stateside. Catching Fire was close behind, the Mockingjayers have banked a massive $336M stateside, the third-largest domestic take this year — and counting. In third, Christian Bale's return to the big screen wasn't remotely as bountiful as any of his Batman outings, Out of the Furnace straight up bombed, though Bale's fortunes away from the cape will improve come Christmas with the arrival of the exquisitely-polished, Oscar-lock American Hustle.

1. Frozen $31.6M
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $27M
3. Out of the Furnace $5.3M
4. Thor: The Dark World $4.7M
5. Delivery Man $3.8M

Revolution over. Katniss' two-weekend reign at the top will come to a close as Catching Fire gets kicked to the curb by a bucktoothed snowman over the next three days. With its record-setting Thanksgiving debut, Disney's Frozen joined 2013's long list of animated smashes – The Croods, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2 Turbo – and its stash of cash will accumulate on the quick as families flee their frigid-weather imprisonment.

1. Frozen $39.5M – Über-rare A+ CinemaScore portends diminutive weekend-to-weekend drop.
2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire $33M – Pushed past $300M stateside Monday, third-fastest film in history to accomplish that feat.
3. Out of the Furnace $8M – Does Christian Bale have drawing power if not donned in a cape?
4. Thor: The Dark World $5.25M – Has hammered home $600M worldwide.
5. Delivery Man $3.75M – Nearly indiscernible second-weekend drop result of lone-comedy-in-the-marketplace status.