It’s been a while, but the weekend box office tracker is back and we’re kicking off 2014 with the year’s first weekend report! It’s pretty amazing that Disney’s Frozen has decimated the box office – especially with the likes of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Wolf of Wall Street being big budget affairs – but it has and it’s glorious! Frozen has managed to remain on top of the box office for several weeks to the tune of $297M after a nearly $21M weekend.
Placing second at the box office this weekend was the
last latest found footage fright film Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which brought in $18M. These movies are so terrible and have out-stayed their welcome, it’s quite laughable. However, it’s more laughable that you poor saps continue to pay money to see them. Will we ever rid Hollywood of this franchise? The answer is, probably not.
Third at the box office was Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, where the main dragon’s name is spelled like “SMOG” but you pronounce it like “SMOW-GAH”, like a pretentious douche. Anyways, Tolkien’s reasoning besides, the film has done particularly well at the theaters to the tune of $229M total after a $16M weekend.
Rounding out the top five was Scorcese’s biopic The Wolf of Wall Street and the 70’s con-film American Hustle. The films brought in $13.4M and $13.2M, respectively.
Here’s the full top 10:
*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)
1) Frozen – $20.7 ($297.8)
2) Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – $18.2 (NEW)
3) The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – $16.2 ($229.6)
4) The Wolf of Wall Street – $13.4 ($63.2)
5) American Hustle – $13.2 ($88.7)
6) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – $11.1 ($109.1)
7) Saving Mr. Banks – $9 ($59.3)
8) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – $8.2 ($45.6)
9) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $7.4 ($407.4)
10) Grudge Match – $5.4 ($24.9)
Via Box Office Mojo