'Frozen' Remains Ahead of 'Catching Fire' on Monday

on December 10, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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Disney's Frozen took in $2.05 million on Monday to remain in first place at the daily box office for a third consecutive day. The 3D computer animated blockbuster from Walt Disney Animation was down 79 percent from Sunday and down just 18 percent from last Monday. Daily percentage holds in general on Monday were stronger than usual for this time of year due to there being snow days throughout various areas of the country, after Sunday's grosses were already a bit deflated from the winter weather. Frozen continues to exceed expectations with $136.30 million after 13 days of wide release. That places the film a strong 40 percent ahead of the $97.62 million 13-day take of 2010's Tangled.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire grossed $1.94 million to place in second. Lionsgate's blockbuster sequel was down 70 percent from Sunday and down 43 percent from last Monday. Catching Fire has grossed $337.79 million through 18 days of release. That places the film 10 percent ahead of the $306.59 million 18-day take of last year's The Hunger Games. It will be interesting to see whether or not Catching Fire is able to stabilize this coming weekend with the arrival of Warner's anticipated The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in the marketplace on Friday.

Relativity's Out of the Furnace placed in third with $0.50 million. The ensemble drama featuring Christian Bale and Woody Harrelson was down 59 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily percentage holds among wide releases. Out of the Furnace has grossed a disappointing $5.75 million in its first four days. That places the film 22 percent behind the $7.37 million four-day start of last year's Killing Them Softly (which fell 65 percent on its first Monday to gross $0.55 million).

Thor: The Dark World took fourth place with $0.397 million. The blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel was down 68 percent from Sunday and down 25 percent from last Monday. With a 32-day take of $194.11 million, Thor: The Dark World is currently $5.89 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone.

Tags: Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Out of the Furnace, Thor: The Dark World
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