'Catching Fire' and 'Frozen' Remain Strong on ThursdayDecember 06, 2013 12:08 PM
Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire rounded out its second week of release with a first place take of $309.66 million on Thursday. The blockbuster action-adventure sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 3 percent from Wednesday and down 80 percent from last Thursday's inflated Thanksgiving Day performance. Catching Fire was the week's top film with a weekly take of $87.55 million. That was down 61 percent from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to a massive $309.66 million. Catching Fire is currently running 15 percent ahead of the $269.34 million 14-day start of last year's The Hunger Games.
Disney's Frozen held steady in second place with $1.87 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation increased 2 percent over Wednesday's performance. Frozen took second place for the week with $76.10 million. The film continues to exceed expectations in a big way, as it has grossed $102.64 million after nine days of wide release. That places Frozen a very impressive 37 percent ahead of the $74.96 million nine-day start of 2010's Tangled. With Frozen skewing more towards family audiences than Catching Fire is, it could very well move into first place ahead of Catching Fire over the weekend.
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|1||Dear John||$30,468,614||--||2,969||--||$10,262||$30,468,614||1||Sony / Screen Gems|
|3||From Paris with Love||$8,158,860||--||2,722||--||$2,997||$8,158,860||1||Lionsgate|
|4||Edge of Darkness||$6,855,371||-60%||3,066||0||$2,236||$28,947,851||2||Warner Bros.|
|5||The Tooth Fairy||$6,629,595||-34%||3,218||-127||$2,060||$34,462,568||3||Fox|
|6||When in Rome||$5,549,129||-55%||2,456||0||$2,259||$20,944,734||2||Disney|
|7||The Book of Eli||$4,717,335||-47%||2,820||-255||$1,673||$82,045,140||4||Warner Bros.|
|8||Legion||$3,453,651||-52%||2,339||-137||$1,477||$34,731,934||3||Sony / Screen Gems|
|9||Sherlock Holmes||$2,535,174||-44%||1,805||-445||$1,405||$201,484,470||7||Warner Bros.|
|10||The Blind Side||$2,503,224||-17%||1,740||-11||$1,439||$241,369,616||12||Warner Bros.|