'Catching Fire' #1 on Thursday on the Eve of 'The Desolation of Smaug'December 13, 2013 12:05 PM
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire led the way on Thursday with $1.81 million. Lionsgate's blockbuster sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 2 percent from Wednesday and down a solid 38 percent from last Thursday. Catching Fire took second place for the week with a weekly take of $34.17 million. That was down 61 percent from the previous frame and places the film's three-week total at a massive $343.83 million. Catching Fire is currently running 9 percent ahead of the $315.57 million 21-day take of last year's The Hunger Games.
Disney's Frozen held steady in a close second place with $1.72 million. The 3D computer animated blockbuster from Walt Disney Animation trailed Catching Fire by a slim $93,831 for the day. Frozen was essentially unchanged from Wednesday and down a very healthy 8 percent from last Thursday. Frozen was the week's top film with $39.57 million for the frame. That was down 48 percent from the previous week and brings the film's domestic total to $142.20 million after 16 days of wide release. Frozen is currently running 41 percent ahead of the $101.06 million 16-day take of 2010's Tangled.
Turning towards this weekend, Warner's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was off to a solid, but not spectacular estimated midnight launch of $8.8 million last night. That was noticeably below the $13.0 million midnight launch of last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but was a bit stronger than the recent $7.1 million late night launch of Thor: The Dark World (which also had the added advantage of opening at 8 p.m.). Check back throughout the weekend for further box office updates on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Turning back to Thursday, Disney's Thor: The Dark World placed in third with $0.41 million. Marvel's blockbuster superhero sequel was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down 20 percent from last Thursday. With a five-week take of $195.43 million, Thor: The Dark World is currently just $4.57 million away from reaching the $200 million domestic milestone.
Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Aug. 10 2009← previous next →
|#||Title||Mon, Aug. 10 2009||Locations||Avg.||Total||Wks.||Dist.|
|1||G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra||$6,405,427||-55%||4,007||--||$1,599||$61,118,598||1||Paramount|
|2||Julie & Julia||$2,760,913||-54%||2,354||--||$1,173||$22,789,685||1||Sony / Columbia|
|4||Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince||$1,291,085||-55%||3,455||-938||$374||$275,139,757||4||Warner Bros.|
|6||The Ugly Truth||$1,052,062||-46%||2,975||93||$354||$69,888,936||3||Sony / Columbia|
|7||A Perfect Getaway||$755,354||-55%||2,159||--||$350||$6,704,029||1||Universal / Rogue|
|8||Aliens in the Attic||$638,686||-46%||3,108||2||$205||$16,951,804||2||Fox|
|10||The Hangover||$461,916||-51%||1,690||-381||$273||$262,450,537||10||Warner Bros.|