Frozen, the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series has become the second highest grossing Disney Animation release of all-time behind only The Lion King, 1994, according to the latest Rentrak's Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of Jan. 5, 2014.
The Lion King grossed $987,483,777 from a budget of $45 million and Frozen with a budget of $150 million has grossed $639,938,000 so far since it was released less than two months ago on November 27, 2013.
5 Jan 2014 21:42 Africa/Lagos
Rentrak Announces Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of Jan. 5, 2014
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Jan. 5, 2014 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials™ and International Box Office Essentials™ theatrical measurement services.
As the trusted standard for all studio box office reporting, Rentrak provides intelligence into overnight theatre-level reporting across the global theatrical market. Coupled with the official reported data, studios are able to analyze admissions and gross results in over 50 territories using Rentrak's suite of products.
Rentrak's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, "It was a momentous weekend at the international box office with Warner Bros. "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" continuing to thrill the international marketplace adding another $58 million in 62 international territories and bringing its worldwide total to over $750 million. Disney's animated "Frozen" also had a spectacular run this weekend topping the North American box office in its seventh weekend of release, adding another $52.5 million internationally in 49 territories and more importantly Frozen has now crossed the $600 million mark globally, making it the highest grossing Disney Animation release of all-time behind only The Lion King."
The top-12 domestic weekend box office estimates listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, are below.
1. Frozen - Disney - $20.7M
2. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones - Paramount - $18.2M
3. Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, The - Warner Bros. - $16.2M
4. Wolf Of Wall Street, The - Paramount - $13.4M
5. American Hustle - Sony - $13.2M
6. Anchorman 2 - Paramount - $11.1M
7. Saving Mr. Banks - Disney - $9.1M
8. Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, The - 20th Century Fox - $8.2M
9. Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The - Lionsgate - $7.4M
10. Grudge Match - Warner Bros. - $5.4M
11. 47 Ronin - Universal - $5.0M
12. Walking With Dinosaurs - 20th Century Fox - $3.8M
Full details regarding the global domestic and international box office results are listed in the table below.