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Box Office: ‘Frozen’ To Race Ahead of ‘Catching Fire’ with About $28 Million

'Out of the Furnace' off to a rough start; 'Inside Llewyn Davis' a success in limited release

The frame’s top contenders are a familiar pair as they dominated the box office last weekend with a wide margin of victory. The only difference this time is it appears Disney’s “Frozen” will slip past “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” for first by Sunday with about $28 million.

Friday, however, Lionsgate’s “Catching Fire” still held the lead. It took $7.7 million to “Frozen’s” $6.8 million. And Lionsgate projects the “Hunger Games” sequel to take in about $27.5 million in three days, within licking distance of “Frozen,” though rival studio estimates have its haul closer to about $25 million.

Either result would be a strong third weekend performance for the actioner, which will have a domestic cume upwards of $330 million by Monday.

This weekend’s only wide release, counterprogramming fare for families and teen auds, is Relativity’s “Out of the Furnace” with Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Zoe Saldana. It earned $1.9 million Friday, and is expected to take just north of $5 million total since it opened Wednesday, putting it in a very soft third for the frame.

Finally, on only four screens, the latest Coen Brothers outing, CBS Films’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” is off to a strong start. Its full weekend per-screen average is estimated in the $80,000 to $90,000 range, easily the frame’s highest — “Frozen” is looking at $7,500 and Weinstein Co.’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” a biopic about the recently deceased South African revolutionary toplining Idris Elba, will take second with about $18,000 per screen.

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