Boosted in part by a sing-along version that was released into theaters, Disney’s Frozen jumped back into second place this weekend, an amazing feat for a film in its 10th weekend of wide release. The film’s estimated haul of $9.3 million raised its domestic total to $360M.
Frozen also grossed $24M abroad for an international total of $504.4M. The film’s $864.4M global gross has now surpassed The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and with openings in China and Japan yet to come, will likely overtake Despicable Me 2′s $970.1M gross to become the second-highest grossing release of 2013.
In its third weekend, The Nut Job earned $7.6M (est.) lifting its total to $50.2M. In a few days, The Nut Job will surpass Liam Neeson-starring The Grey to become the highest-grossing film released by Open Road Films, the young distribution company launched by AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group. It’s safe to say that Open Road will be releasing more family animation in the future.
Next weekend, both films should take a hit at the U.S. box office with the opening of the hotly-anticipated family film The Lego Movie directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.