#BOXOFFICE: “FROZEN” SHOWS NO SIGNS OF THAWING
Like this current deep freeze we’re experiencing, Disney‘s FROZEN continues to show amazing resilience, taking the top of the Box Office once again in this its seventh week of release with $20.3 million grossed from 3,318 theatres. The Film has just surpassed the $300-million mark in North America also in its run.
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones spooked its way to second spot in its debut for Paramount Pictures. This fifth Film in the Franchise opens with $18.5 million from 2,867 theatres, which while decent, is still far off the mark of 2011’s third instalment which opened with a whopping $52 million. Critics gave the Horror 45% on the Tomatometer and Audiences gave it a C- CinemaScore.
After a multi-week reign, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug slips to third spot with $16.2 million for Warner Bros. in its fourth week out. The second Film in the Peter Jackson Trilogy has grossed over $231 million domestically in four weeks.
There is a tie for fourth spot with two Oscar Contenders, vying not only for Awards, but at the Box Office. The Wolf of Wall Street continues to perform strongly in fourth spot for Paramount Pictures, bringing-in $13 million, now earning $63.9 since its Christmas Day opening. American Hustle also comes in with $13 million for Sony Pictures/eOne Films, now earning $90 million in its four-week run across North America. Anchorman 2 is sixth with $12.8 million in its third week.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in eighth spot with $7.3 million its seventh week out, with a cumulative total of $408 million earned for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films.
Grudge Match finds itself in tenth spot with $5.4 million for Warner Bros., just surpassing $25 million in its second week.
#BOXOFFICE: “THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG” CONTINUES TO DOMINATE BOX OFFICE THROUGH CHRISTMAS
Incredible! For the third week in-a-row, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug tops the North American Box Office, albeit narrowly with $29.9 million for Warner Bros., placing it just ahead of the stalwart Frozen in second with $28.8 million for Disney. The former has earned over $190 million now in its domestic run, while the latter in five weeks has grossed $247 million.
Anchorman 2 in its second week finds itself in third spot with $20.2 million for Paramount Pictures, already earning $85.3 million.
American Hustle in its second week of wide expansion to 2,507 theatres, earns $19.6 million for Sony Pictures/eOne Films for a two-week total of $60.4 million.
Martin Scorcese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street after opening on Christmas Day, earns $18.5 million this weekend for Paramount Pictures from 2,537 theatres. Since its opening, it has grossed $35 million – not at all bad considering its R-rating. Critics gave the Film based on the Memoir by Jordan Belfort, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, a 76% rating on the Tomatometer. Audiences surprisingly gave it only a C CinemaScore.
Saving Mr. Banks plays in 2,110 theatres for Disney and earns $14 million this weekend, a two-week total of $37.8 million domestically.
Also opening on Christmas Day, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens in sixth with $13 million from 2,110 theatres this weekend for 20th Century Fox. The Film received some mixed reviews with 57% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it a much more promising B+ CinemaScore.
47 Ronin opened in 2,689 theatres across North America on Christmas Day for Universal Pictures, garnering $9.8 million. Audiences gave it a B+ CinemaScore, while Critics were far less forgiving on the Action-Adventure starring Keanu Reeves, only 17% on the Tomatometer.
Grudge Match rounds-out the Top Ten with $7.3 million from 2,838 theatres for Warner Bros., also opening on Christmas Day. The Boxing-Comedy starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro didn’t receive critical love with 21% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences enjoyed it much more with a B+ CinemaScore.
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In GRUDGE MATCH, De Niro and Stallone play Billy “The Kid” McDonnen and Henry “Razor” Sharp, two local Pittsburgh Fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight. Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers. Thirty years later, Boxing Promoter Dante Slate Jr. (Kevin Hart), seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all.
GRUDGE MATCH also features performances from Golden Globe and Academy Award Winners Kim Basinger and Alan Arkin.
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Official Artwork below:
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada releases GRUDGE MATCH on Christmas Day.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada)