“Frozen (2013)” has taken the top spot at the North American box office, dethroning “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”, adding an estimated $20.7 million after six weeks of wide release. The Disney movie voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Darren Criss among others, grossed $297.8 million domestically.

Image courtesy of Disney

Image courtesy of Disney

Overseas the animated film raked in an additional $52.5 million, grossing $639.9 million worldwide. “Frozen (2013)” is the fourth 2013 movie to hit the $300 million mark, following “Iron Man 3”, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, and “Despicable Me 2”. The family friendly movie is Disney’s most successful film of all time after “The Lion King” and ranks the fourth among original animated films of all time.


Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Taking the second spot, “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” debut with $18.2 million on a budget of only $5 million. The spin-off which targeted Spanish-speaking audience will gain an estimated $16.2 million. “The Marked Ones” is the only newcomer this week with the rest of the top 10 filled with holdovers.

In third place this week,”The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” adds another $16.3 million, pushing its domestic total to $229.6 million. Internationally, the “The Hobbit 2” raked in $58 million, bringing its global haul to $756.6 million. “The Wolf of Wall Street” takes fourth place narrowly beating “American Hustle”.

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. “Frozen (2013)” – $20.7 million
  2. “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” – $18.2 million
  3. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” – $16.3 million
  4. “The Wolf of Wall Street” – $13.4 million
  5. “American Hustle” – $13.2 million
  6. “Anchorman: The Legend Continues” – $11.1 million
  7. “Saving Mr. Banks” – $9.1 million
  8. “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” – $8.2 million
  9. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – $7.4 million
  10. “Grudge Match” – $5.4 million