Friday Box Office: CATCHING FIRE and FROZEN Remain Hot; OUT OF THE FURNACE Fails to Light

     December 7, 2013


After the record-breaking feast audiences enjoyed over the Thanksgiving holiday, this weekend will look a bit stingy by comparison.  Traditionally one of the slower frames of the year, this weekend will come down to a showdown between major holdovers The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and FrozenCatching Fire had the edge on Friday, adding an estimated $7.7 million to its domestic total.  Frozen should pull ahead on the weekend chart, however.  The Disney hit is projected to pull in about $30 million on its sophomore frame, compared to Katniss’s $28 million.

Yesterday brought only one fresh wide release: Relativity’s Out of the Furnace.  The R-rated thriller took in an estimated $1.8 million from 2,001 locations on Friday after posting an uninspiring $27,076 from four locations on Wednesday and Thursday.  Compare that to the $123,340 that Inside Llewyn Davis claimed from its four locations on Friday.  On its first day in theatres, the latest from Joel and Ethan Coen averaged almost $31,000 per screen for one of the best limited debuts in recent memory.  We’ll have complete details tomorrow.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Catching Fire $7,700,000 $317.4
2.  Frozen $6,815,000 $109.4
3.  Out of the Furnace $1,880,000 $1.9
4.  Thor: The Dark World $1,292,000 $190.1
5.  Delivery Man $1,158,000 $22.1

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