"Frozen" Freezes "Catching Fire!"

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It finally happened!  Disney's fantastic animated film "Frozen" toppled Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire!"  In its second weekend at the box office, the Snow Queen chilled the Girl on Fire!

"Frozen" took the top spot with $31.6 million while "Catching Fire" fell to the No. 2 spot with $27 million in its third week of release. 

The only major wide release of the weekend, Relativity Media's Rust Belt drama "Out of the Furnace" was not that hot either, managing only with a $5.3 million debut.  Starring Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, and Woody Harrelson, I don't think he Oscar-bait will walk down the Academy Awards aisle either (see my "Out of the Furnace" movie review below).   

Meanwhile, at the international box-office, "Frozen" and "Catching Fire" continued to bring fire and ice box-office spectacle!  "Catching Fire" sold $44.3 million worth of tickets for a worldwide total of $673.4 million while "Frozen" brought in $30.6 million.  

Awards season contenders, "Philomena" and "Dallas Buyers Club," entered the Top 10 with $2.3 million and $1.5 million respectively.

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office films for the weekend of Dec. 6th:

1."Frozen," $31.6 million ($30.6 million international).

2."The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," $27 million ($44.3 million international).

3."Out of the Furnace," $5.3 million.

4."Thor: The Dark World," $4.7 million ($5.4 million international).

5."Delivery Man," $3.8 million.

6."Homefront," $3.4 million.

7."The Book Thief," $2.7 million.

8."The Best Man Holiday," $2.7 million.

9."Philomena," $2.3 million.

10."Dallas Buyers Club," $1.5 million.

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Manny the Movie Guy is a multi-Emmy award-winning film critic who has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full-scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School…

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