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“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was toppled from the top spot at the box office last weekend by the Christmas Season’s only major animated feature. “Frozen” from Disney animation, the studio’s first fairy tale animated film since “Sleeping Beauty” in 1959. “Frozen,” in its third week in release, took in a very healthy $31.3 million, which gave it a grand total of $134.2 million since it opened.

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What looks to be 2013’s most successful box office hit, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” came in second place with $27 million, which lifts its three-week grand total to $336.7 million.

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In third place from last weekend was the new movie “Out of the Furnace” starring Christian Bale with $5.3 million, followed by “Thor: The Dark World” with $4.7 million and “Delivery Man” with $3.8 million. “Delivery Man” starring Vince Vaughn is considered to be an under-performing motion picture. For the balance of the numbers from this weekend’s movie theaters, click on the link below.

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The major opening next weekend is “Saving Mr. Banks” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. It’s a true story about the making of “Mary Poppins.”

http://www.boxoffice.com/statistics/bo_numbers/studio_estimate/2013-12-08

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