Box Office Roundup (12/6-12/8)

Maria Millage ’17/ Emertainment Monthly Staff Writer

This weekend the animated tale Frozen stole the top spot away from the second installment in the popular Hunger Games franchise, Catching Fire.  This was bound to happen with all the (well-deserved) hype around Disney’s newest flick that featured stunning animation and a strong female protagonist backed up by a ridiculously lovable snowman.  The box office earnings of both The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Thor: The Dark World are slowing down significantly since their original releases in November and it’s likely that they both will be knocked down in the running this weekend by the release of the second film in the Hobbit movie franchise.  Newcomer Out of the Furnace flopped, making back only an increment amount of its estimated $22 million production cost but Bale will be back starring in Oscar-contender American Hustle with costars Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, and Bradley Cooper later in the month.

1. Frozen: $31.6 million

Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel

Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Rotten Tomatoes score: 88%

2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $26.2 million

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

3. Out of the Furnace: $5.22 million

Starring: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana

Directed by: Scott Cooper

Rotten Tomatoes score: 51%

4. Thor: The Dark World: $4.81 million

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Directed by: Alan Taylor, James Gunn

Rotten Tomatoes score: 65%

5. Delivery Man: $3.74 million

Starring: Vince Vaughan, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders

Directed by: Ken Scott

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%


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