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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones lands in second

06 January 2014  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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There was a heartwarming tale at the US box office this weekend. The power of sisterly love and singing overcame scary things and demonic entities when Frozen reclaimed the top spot on the chart with $20.7m and newcomer Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones had to settle for second place with $18.2m.

Frozen thereby claims the coveted distinction of the third biggest sixth weekend ever, behind the not-inconsiderable cases of Titanic and Avatar. The icy tale is now the second highest-grossing Disney Animation film ever with $639.9m worldwide, behind only The Lion King, which is a stunningly good result. You can bet your boots that someone, somewhere, is currently trying to cook up a sequel.

Last week's number one, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, fell to 3rd with $16.3m, and now has $756.6m worldwide - that's behind its predecessor, but by any other standards it's a good result. It does look virtually certain now, however, that Iron Man 3 will stand as the only billion-dollar grosser of 2013, down from four ten-figure films last year.

Elsewhere in the chart, Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street took $13.4m, just ahead of American Hustle with $13.2m. With $63.3m and $88.7m after two weeks and four weeks respectively, both could hit the Oscar-significant $100m mark with a bit of nomination love in the next few weeks.

Anchorman: The Legend Continues took $11.1m and passed the $100m mark in sixth place, followed by Saving Mr Banks with $9.1m and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty with $8.2m. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, on $7.4m, and Grudge Match, with $5.4m, round out the top ten.

For more cold, hard numbers, head on over to Box Office Mojo.


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