'Frozen' Remains #1 on Monday; Closes in on $300 Million Mark

on January 07, 2014 by Daniel Garris
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Disney's Frozen took in $1.73 million on Monday to remain at the top of the daily box office. The 3D computer animated blockbuster was down 64 percent from Sunday and down 78 percent from last Monday, as midweek grosses in general have now come back down to Earth with the holidays behind us. Frozen has grossed a massive $298.42 million to date and will likely surpass the $300 million domestic mark today. Once Frozen reaches the $300 million milestone, it will become the fourth release of 2013 to do so (joining Iron Man 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Despicable Me 2.)

After finishing in fourth place over the weekend, Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street moved into second place on Monday with $1.39 million. The Martin Scorsese directed awards season hopeful starring Leonardo DiCaprio was down 59 percent from Sunday, which represented one of the day's stronger daily holds among wide releases. In comparison to last Monday, The Wolf of Wall Street was down 65 percent. The Wolf of Wall Street has grossed a solid $64.52 million through 13 days.  That places the film 8 percent ahead of the $59.95 million 13-day take of 2011's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Warner's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug placed in third with $1.30 million. The second installment of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy was down 67 percent from Sunday and down 80 percent from last Monday, which represented one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. The Desolation of Smaug has grossed $230.36 million in 25 days, which places the film 13 percent behind the $265.15 million 25-day take of 2012's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Paramount's Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones claimed fourth place with $1.10 million. The spin-off to the high-profile horror franchise fell 65 percent from Sunday. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has grossed $19.44 million in four days. The film is currently running an underwhelming 36 percent behind the $30.29 million four-day start of 2012's Paranormal Activity 4, but is still performing respectably with its production cost and pre-release expectations in mind.

Sony's American Hustle rounded out Monday's top five with $1.04 million. The David O. Russell directed awards season hopeful fell 62 percent from Sunday and 74 percent from last Monday. American Hustle has grossed $88.96 million after 18 days of wide release, which leaves the film just $11.04 million away from reaching the $100 million domestic mark.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues placed in sixth with $0.92 million. The Will Ferrell led sequel from Paramount was down 60 percent from Sunday and down 79 percent from last Monday. Anchorman 2 has grossed $109.63 million in 20 days, placing it 12 percent behind the $124.48 million 20-day take of 2010's Little Fockers.

Tags: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, American Hustle, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Wolf of Wall Street, Frozen
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