Box Office: ‘Frozen’ Ices ‘Paranormal Activity’ with $21 Million Weekend
In a rare fifth-frame resurgence, Disney’s all-audience steamroller “Frozen” climbed back to the top of the domestic box office, estimating $20.7 million in three days, enough to beat Paramount’s Hispanic-targeted spin-off, “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,” which debuted with $18.2 million, the lowest opening for the franchise yet.
So far domestically, “Frozen,” which entered its sixth weekend of wide release, amassed $297.8 million, surpassing Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” as the fourth-largest release last year.
Overseas, the animated B.O. spectacle has reached $342.1 million after posting this weekend an estimated $52.5 million from 49 territories.
Warner Bros.-New Line’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” again won the weekend’s international crown, posting $58 million for an overseas cume of $527 million. Globally, the film, from MGM, crossed the $750 million mark this weekend.
While “The Marked Ones” saw a more modest Stateside start compared to the earlier “Paranormals,” the spin-off fell…
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