Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Box Office: Catching Fire and Frozen Reach Milestones
On the second to last weekend of November, Catching Fire and Frozen made their contrasting debut. Catching Fire made over $158 million in super wide release, good for 6th highest grossing opening weekend and the best ever November opening. Frozen started out in just one theater for a still impressive $243,000+ gross. The week after that was Thanksgiving and by the end of the weekend, they both claimed the top two spots at the box office as well as getting the highest and second-highest Thanksgiving gross ever. Both films would hold well the next few weeks taking advantage of good word-of-mouth and the holiday season.
Yesterday, the second Hunger Games film finally surpassed the final gross of its predecessor ($408,010,692) and is just a day or so away from overtaking Iron Man 3 for the top film of 2013. Frozen in the meantime, fresh off from being ranked #1 at the box office on its 7th week, reached the $300 million milestone, a tally not many people thought it would reach let alone surpass by a good amount. People are now looking to $350 million and perhaps even to beat the $368 million gross of Despicable Me 2. To add to this amazing feat, it was confirmed today that the film's soundtrack was the best-selling album of last week, only the fourth animated film soundtrack to do so in the chart's 58-year history.
Girl freaking power indeed.