Magazine article Screen International

Frozen Skates to Top on $32M

Magazine article Screen International

Frozen Skates to Top on $32M

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Heading into the holidays Buena Vista's animation climbed one place to the pinnacle of the North American charts on an estimated $31.6m for $134.3m. Inside Llewyn Davis arrived on a superb limited debut.

The family film is shaping up to be a holiday season smash after its platform release two weekends ago.

Overall box office for the top 12 dropped 55% against last weekend and gained 18% on the same period in 2012 when Skyfall entered its fifth weekend.

Meanwhile The Hunger Games: Catching Fire dropped to number two in its third session on $27m for $336.7m.

Relativity Media released the revenge drama Out Of The Furnace at number three on $5.3m from 2,101 sites in what was a lacklustre debut for the Appalachian-set tale starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson.

Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World is approaching $200m and ranks fourth on $193.6m after five weekends.

Fox 2000's The Book Thief held firm at number seven in its fifth weekend and has reached $12.1m, while Philomena ranks ninth on $8.3m after three sessions through The Weinstein Company.

Dallas Buyers Club returned to the top 10 after climbing two places in the sixth session and stands at $12.4m.

CBS scored a sensational limited launch with Inside Llewyn Davis from the Coen Brothers on $401,000 from four for a $100,250 average. …

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