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


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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