Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Chris Pine Circles A Key Role In Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. has him in talks to be Steve Trevor
Jason Reitman Finds Beekle For DreamWorks Animation
He has an animated, 'Unimaginary' friend
Tilda Swinton In Talks For Doctor Strange
She may school Benedict Cumberbatch in the mystic arts
Transformers Writing Team Developing Cybertron-Based Origin Story
As Ant-Man writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari join up
Jesse Plemons And More Join Tom Cruise In Mena
Caleb Landry Jones and Benito Martinez among those boarding the drug drama
First Trailer For A Walk In The Woods
Robert Redford wants one last adventure
Inside Out Set For The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival
Robert Carlyle's The Legend Of Barney Thompson will kick things off
The End Of The Tour Has A First Promo
Jason Segel channels David Foster Wallace
Trailer For The New Point Break Arrives
Bodhi and the gang get bootylicious
Fox Now Plans Movie Reboot For The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
We're waiting to be impressed
Richard Loncraine Begins Finding Your Feet
Directing the senior citizen rom-com
Marko Mäkilaakso Adapts It Came From The Desert
While Taneli Mustonen Heads For Bodom
RZA To Direct Azealia Banks In Coco
Common to co-star
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
12 March 2015
Disney Officially Announces Frozen 2
The Mouse House will let it go on
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Frozen (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Frozen Retakes The US Box Office
Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones lands in second

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

submit to reddit

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.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Producers Guild of America Nominations Announced
The Best Picture race starts here
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)