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Ice defeats fire and earth in a battle of the elemental box office

There’s plenty of box office action this weekend with a kids animation thrown in the mix.

Ice defeats fire and earth in a battle of the elemental box office
Frozen (2013)

With less than two weeks until Christmas, audiences are certainly warming to the Winter box office, allowing Frozen to glide past The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Gravity, generating over £4.7 million on its opening weekend. With their time seemingly up as the dominate two, Catching Fire and Gravity’s respective studio’s will be satisfied, with them accumulating over £26 million for The Hunger Games sequel and £24 million for the space-based drama.

Last weekend saw the opening for six new movies in UK cinemas, but Homefront was the only other film to break into the top 5. Only generating around £440k is a bit of a surprise with such big names like Jason Statham, James Franco and Winona Ryder and script from The Expendables star, Sylvester Stallone.

Other openers include American adventure, Nebraska, and the South Korean Spike Lee remake of Old Boy. Both only managed to generate £240k between them and are likely to drop out of the top 15 over the seven days.

Opening This Weekend

This weekend is all about the second film of the imminent fantasy franchise, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Likely to bring in the masses for next weekend’s box office, we’re bracing ourselves for perhaps one of the highest opening weekend’s of the year. Have a read of our review for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey here.

With most production companies forecasting a box office takeover by The Hobbit sequel, we’re short on openers for the coming weekend. However, The Christmas Candle might be an alternative for those non-fantasy/adventure fans, offer viewers a British tale about angels and miracles, set in the 1890’s. Despite this, we’re not expecting it to make too much of an impact on next weeks the results.

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