Reel Deal: Cinematic Weekend with Frozen
Over Thanksgiving weekend, Catching Fire and Frozen set a new record high at the box office.
This Thanksgiving weekend, the box office was booming with sales for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the newly released film, Frozen. Both surpassed predicted revenue by a record-breaking long shot for the holiday.
Competing films Homefront and Black Nativity didn't do so well in contrast, taking the flipside of the Thanksgiving box office. However, they still saw overall decent grosses, making this the biggest Thanksgiving box office of all time ever, across the board.
The previous record was $57.4 million for a weekend and $82.3 million for the entire length of the holiday when Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was released in 2001. That changed with this past weekend's earnings.
Catching Fire brought in $110.1 million over the holiday with $74,500,000 just this weekend. Frozen wasn't too far behind with $66,713,000, bringing the holiday and grand total to $93 million for this new release.
Thor: The Dark World brought in $15.49 million over the holiday, and The Best Man Holiday gathered $11.12 million. Then came Homefront at $9.7 million and Delivery Man at $9.6 million.