Although, as the The Hollywood Reporter points out, it's "virtually unheard of for a movie to rocket back to number one more than a month into its run," that’s just what Frozen did this weekend after spending some time in the number-two spot. Even more impressive, Disney’s latest offering — which last topped the box office over the December 6 weekend — came to the top of the list during particularly horrible weekend weather that caused a predicted drop of up to 45 percent for most pictures across the board. This time around, the animated darling made $20.7 million, bringing its cumulative seven-week total to $297.4 million. For quite a different demographic, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opened in second place with an $18.5 million total while The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug had a $16 million three-day haul. At the one-month mark, Peter Jackson’s sequel is up to $229.5 million total. Two epic scam films round out the top five with Martin Scorsese’s two-week-old The Wolf Of Wall Street making another $13.4 million and month-old American Hustle adding $13.2 million to its pot. The awards-season favorites have made a cumulative $62.8 million and $88.5 million, respectively.
Most Viewed Stories
Here Are the Saturday Night Live Cast Members Returning for Season 42
Donald Glover Turns His Eye to His Hometown – and Black America – in Atlanta
35 New TV Shows to Watch This Fall
Listen to a George Carlin Bit That Was Shelved in the Wake of 9/11
What Stranger Things Is Missing From the ’80s Horror Genre
Album Review: Frank Ocean’s Blonde Considers Identity, Sexuality, and the Roads Not Taken
The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: The Prince-less Bride
Comedy Shut Out of List of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century
Will HBO’s Much-Delayed Westworld Be the Next Game of Thrones–Style Hit?
Britney Spears Forgets to Sing With James Corden in Carpool Karaoke Teaser
Latest News from Vulture41 Albums to Get Excited for This Fall
New music from M.I.A, Beck, Danny Brown, Sting, and more.Sundance Channel’s Gomorrah Is an Unglamorized View Into Mob Life
Gomorrah seems to be striving for a documentary aesthetic, and for the most part, the "you are there" tricks work quite well.Bachelor in Paradise Recap: The Disney Princess and the Mean Girl
Oh, Paradise is a cruel, cruel mistress. She giveth and taketh away.AFI Cancels Birth of a Nation Screening and Q&A With Nate Parker Amid Rape Controversy
The institute will hold a moderated discussion about the issues at stake.M.I.A., Pop’s Provocateur, Says Good-bye
M.I.A. is saying that September’s dance-pop salvo A.I.M. will be her last album.6 Best New Songs of the Week
Lots of Frank Ocean to dive into, plus a gem from another ex–Odd Future member.Beyoncé Collaborator Makes Solo TV Debut, Does Bey Proud
In a puffy shirt, no less.Dolly Parton’s Look Has Scandalous Origins
As a child, she wanted to look like "the town trollop."Bob Costas Doesn’t Think Ryan Lochte Overexaggerated; He Lied
But at least he un-bleached his hair.How Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter Prepared to Play the Obamas
Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter discuss.
"He was such a good sport."Real Life Mr. Robot Can’t Code or Type; He Posted His First Instagram, Though
Also, don't mail him plans to conspire against the U.S. government.John Krasinski Says He Might’ve Played Captain America If It Weren’t for Chris Hemsworth’s Body
By God!50 Cent’s 50¢ Store Promises to Send You Back to School in Style
Not 99¢. Not 75¢ ... 50¢!Jason Derulo Somehow Makes Toddler Dance Moves Look Legit on The Late Late Show
Just look at that dramatic butt-scoot.Here Are the Saturday Night Live Cast Members Returning for Season 42
A who's who of who didn't get fired.Ariana Grande Joins the Super-Popular Being-Sued-for-Copyright-Infringement Club
Stealing music is all the rage these days.Listen to a George Carlin Bit That Was Shelved in the Wake of 9/11
From a new album, I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die.Watch Don’t Think Twice Cast’s Viral Video About Viral Videos
Mike Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, and Chris Gethard argue.Halt and Catch Fire Recap: Who Run the World?
Let's just leave this whole tech-revolution thing to the ladies.