“Frozen” Jumps Into 1st Place During Its Second Weekend

Frozen heated up the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $31.6 million. The Disney feature, which dropped 53% from the previous weekend, overtook The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for first place. It is the first time an animated film has moved upward into first place during its second weekend since Disney’s Tangled in 2010. Frozen has now grossed $134.3M at the domestic box office; Tangled had only $96.6M at this point in its run, and went on to gross over $200M.

Frozen added an extra $30.6M from foreign box office receipts, boosting its overseas cume to $55.9M. In total, the film has grossed $190.2M worldwide and is on track to become this year’s fourth animated feature to gross over $500 million, alongside Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, and The Croods.


  • Cheese

    That gave me chills.

  • Cheese

    Let’s take a vote for next week’s box office weekend. Will Elsa (Disney’s “Frozen”) freeze Smaug (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) with her icy powers, or Smaug will melt Elsa with his fiery breath?

    • fbt

      Nope, I’m a huge of fan of animated movies but if i had to choose between Frozen and The Hobbit. I’d definitely pick the hobbit .

  • Pedro Nakama

    Well half of the country is Frozen so it’s easy to see why.

  • Dana B

    Ha, called it! Well deserved for a well done film :)

  • LA Times Writer

    Further proof that there’s too many animated movies.

    • DavidisALLright

      Did you reply to the wrong article? What you’re saying is confusing.

      • Cpt. OBV

        The “LA Times Writer” moniker clearly communicates the sarcasm.

        • http://www.spitandspite.com/ Hurrghhh

          I fell into a sarcasm once

  • Funkybat

    It helped that there were essentially no new releases this weekend. I’m a little surprised at the drop-off, I suppose with so many people seeing it over the Thanksgiving weekend, there wasn’t quite as much new business to be had via word-of-mouth.

  • Kevin Martinez

    You know, there’s not much to celebrate here. Every CG film that succeeds only encourages Hollywood to get even more conservative with it’s animated films

    The success of live-action blockbusters helped Inception, Avatar and other outside-the-box films greenlighted (and with sizable budgets). The best we’ll see from this is a flurry of CGI princess fairy-tale movies. Dreamworks might even do a “straight one”.

    • IJK

      If a family studio has an animated movie that fails repeatedly at the box office, they’re not going to go “WELL LET’S TRY AN ADULT FEATURE”. Disney had a bunch of consecutive failures and they just kept trying and trying and trying until they finally succeeded the way they wanted to with Bolt.

      And Disney succeeding with a fairy tale will not make other people jump on the bandwagon. If that was the case, every studio would have started out with those because of Disney’s success in the 90′s instead of making things like Toy Story, Antz, Road to El Dorado, etc.

      Disney got money = they can stay in business = they can hire artists and do more projects. There’s a lot to celebrate here.

      • Kevin Martinez

        You’re forgetting Anastasia, Quest For Camelot, The Swan Princess, Thumbelina, etc, etc., etc., ETC., And most of Disney’s “failures” either turned a profit or have by now. It’s kind of hard to tell because of how Hollywood accounts for things.

        Most animated features have been successes, big ones. But no matter how much cash these movies generate, they’re restricted to the same pool of talking animals, fairy tales, bad guys gone good, etc.

  • Daryl T

    Hooray for Frozen. Hooray for Disney Animation. Time to celebrate.

  • George Comerci

    I knew it would! It was definitely the best movie I’ve seen all year, and I’m happy too see that it’s number one :D

  • Cheese

    You know what’s coincidence between Disney’s “Frozen” and DreamWorks Animation’s “Rise of the Guardians?” Jack Frost from “Rise of the Guardians” has no problem with his icy powers since he uses it for fun despite that he had a hard time earning recognition from children, until he was confronted by the master of FEAR, Pitch Black (Boogeyman). Elsa from “Frozen” has a hard time controlling her icy powers since her FEAR expands her power.

  • Vanessa

    One of the best films in 2013.