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Disney's Frozen tops US box office on second week of release

Frozen

Story by Jack Foley

DISNEY’S Frozen has topped the US box office on its second weekend.

The animated comedy took $31.6 million, beating The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which has held top spot for the past two weeks.

That said, The Hunger Games still came in second with $27 million for a US total of $336.7 million.

Internationally, both films also contined to flex considerable muscle. Frozen has so far taken $190.2 million, while Catching Fire is now up to $673.4 million, almost eclipsing the $691.2 million earned by the first film in its entire run.

However, the success of both films in the US meant that new release Out Of The Furnace – starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and The Hunger Games ensemble member Woody Harrelson – struggled.

Scott Cooper’s film grossed $5.3 million and marked the worst opening for a Bale film. It came third.

The thriller stars Bale as a blue-collar worker in Pennsylvania who must rescue his brother (Affleck), an Iraq War veteran caught up with a ruthless crime ring. It also stars Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoe Saldana and Sam Shepard.

In fourth and fifth spots, meanwhile, were holdover titles Thor: The Dark World and Vince Vaughn comedy Delivery Man.

Thor 2 grossed $4.7 million to bring its US total to $193.6 million. Overseas, it has now taken $416.7 million, thereby bringing its world-wide haul to $610.3 million.

Delivery Man is picking up traction after a slow start and has now taken $24.8 million in the US. It cost $22 million to make.

Another notable box office milestone came from the fact that Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa crossed the $100 million mark.

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