Box Office Wrap-up: Ride Along Says Bye, Frankenstein

Horror flop comes in well behind recent holdovers.



It was a sluggish session at the North American box office as Hollywood offered just one new movie which was rejected by audiences allowing the top five to be filled by the same faces as last week. The action-horror thriller I, Frankenstein flopped while the hit buddy comedy Ride Along once again took first place for a second weekend in a row with a reasonably good hold. Moviegoers did spend some time sampling the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture as eight of the nine contenders found themselves in the Top 20.

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube once again ruled the box office with their runaway hit Ride Along which collected an estimated $21.2M in its sophomore round easily beating all competitors. The Universal hit dropped 49% which was a decent hold considering it was coming off of a holiday weekend when Sunday numbers were stronger than usual. With a robust $75.4M grossed in the first ten days, look for the PG-13 film to end up with roughly $125M which would be a career high for each star in a lead role, and also five times bigger than its $25M production cost. Ride Along is also set to soar higher than many of last year's big comedy titles like This is the End, Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa and The Hangover Part III and will reach the same vicinity as Anchorman 2.

Mark Wahlberg and his fellow soldiers held their ground in second with Lone Survivor which fell back 43% to an estimated $12.6M in its third round of wide release. The Universal hit has grossed an impressive $93.6M and will cross the $100M mark before the Super Bowl. The studio is off to a fantastic start in 2014 topping the charts over the last three weeks with two films about to join the century club.

Advertising itself as the #1 family movie in America, the animated comedy The Nut Job finished its second weekend in third place with an estimated $12.3M after a good hold that saw sales drop just 37%. The Open Road release has banked $40.3M in ten days and could be headed for a $75M final. A sequel has already been announced and will follow the same release pattern opening over the Martin Luther King holiday in 2016.

Toon juggernaut, and double Oscar nominee, Frozen enjoyed great stamina again dipping only 23% to an estimated $9M in its ninth weekend of wide release boosting the remarkable domestic haul up to $347.8M. Next weekend, Disney will replace over 1,000 of the runs with a new sing-along version of the popular film in hopes of generating even more repeat business.

Frozen now sits at number 27 on the list of all-time domestic blockbusters just two spots behind last year's sensation Despicable Me 2 which had the added advantage of being a sequel playing in summer when kids were out of school. The snow sisters will surpass the Minions in a couple of weeks to steal away the animated box office crown for 2013. Frozen also zoomed past the $800M global mark this weekend with a worldwide tally of $810.3M and counting. With China and Japan still to open, breaking the billion dollar mark is looking more and more likely.

The CIA reboot Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit followed its weak opening weekend with a moderate 43% decline to an estimated $8.8M for a disappointing ten-day take of $30.2M. With a reported production cost of $60M, the Paramount release should end its domestic run with only $50M or so. Overseas sales, though, are at a respectable $46.5M early in its run with nearly half coming from China.

Moviegoers showed no interest in paying to see the new monster movie I, Frankenstein which opened poorly in sixth place with an estimated $8.3M. Averaging a weak $3,006 from 2,753 locations, the PG-13 film starring Aaron Eckhart failed to generate much heat and the higher-priced 3D and IMAX options did not seem to be premium experiences that ticket buyers felt like spending cash for on this particular title. The opening was even worse than the $11.2M debut of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein from back in 1994 when tickets cost half as much as today.

Films like I, Frankenstein used to be able to count on teen males to turn out. But that demo's lower attendance today (especially for non-tentpoles) is once again hurting big-budget action films. This one reportedly cost $65M to produce. Lionsgate research showed that 60% of the audience was over 25 and 62% was male. The CinemaScore grade was a B which was decent for this genre of action-horror fare. But past films of this category have opened much better like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' $19.7M from this same weekend last year and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's $16.3M.

A handful of Oscar nominees caught business from the public led by American Hustle with an estimated $7.1M, off just 28%, for a strong $127M cume to date for Sony. The Weinstein Co. added 360 theaters to the run of August: Osage County and saw sales dip 32% to an estimated $5M. Sum to date is $26.5M.

Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street followed dipping 29% to an estimated $5M as well raising the total to $98M. Later this week it will become the fourth consecutive $100M+ grosser for the dynamic duo of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio.

Rounding out the top ten with an estimated $2.8M was the fright flop Devil's Due which tumbled 67% in its second weekend. The Fox release has scared up a lousy $12.9M in ten days and should end off with only $17M.

The seven remaining Oscar nominees for Best Picture not in the top ten were all still out in national release looking to cash in on the awards attention with some adding screens. Dallas Buyers Club expanded by 691 theaters more than doubling its run and saw a 117% spike to an estimated $2M this weekend and $20.4M to date for Focus. Fox Searchlight's 12 Years a Slave, seen by many as the one to beat, widened by 470 locations and grossed an estimated $2M, up 31%. Total is now $43.5M.

Adding 316 runs was Gravity which rose 8% to an estimated $2M for a new total of $261.2M. The Warner Bros. smash earned the prestigious DGA Award on Saturday for director Alfonso Cuaron. Paramount's black-and-white film Nebraska more than doubled its run adding 560 extra screens and collected an estimated $1.4M - the biggest weekend gross yet of its 11-week run. Cume is $11.6M.

The offbeat romance Her with Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson lost 404 locations and fell 43% to an estimated $2.3M giving Warner Bros. $19.2M overall. Judi Dench's Philomena held steady in 505 locations and took in an estimated $1M, off 18%, for a $25.8M total. After an expansion last weekend, Captain Phillips lost two-thirds of its screens and collected an estimated $328,000, down 37%, for a $106.3M cume.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $92.1M which was up 13% from last year when Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters opened at number one with $19.7M; but up 1% from 2012 when The Grey debuted in the top spot with $19.7M as well.

Comments

The Driver

The Driver

Ride Along is on a rampage.

Jan 26 - 02:10 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

Yeah, and it's destroying all logic and good sense in sight...

Jan 26 - 04:54 PM

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Jan 29 - 05:27 PM

Vincent

Jay Cutler

All I learned from this is that people still remain stupid.

Jan 26 - 02:25 PM

Typhon

Typhon Q

I, Frankstein just looks plain bad. If anything, it should've been a straight to DVD release.

Jan 26 - 02:50 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

A Surprise hit!? Why yes Hollywood, a film with two non white leads is a surprise isn't it. Please Join us 2014 please.

Jan 26 - 03:03 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Even if it was two white leads, it still would be considered a surprise hit. For a non-horror film debuting in January to make 5 times its production budget is very impressive.

Jan 26 - 03:48 PM

Vincent

Jay Cutler

Making it about race? Feeling insecure I see. Let me guess. Black man stole your wife.....Just kidding!

Seriously though, it still would be surprising that a non-horror film would make that much $$$$.

Jan 26 - 04:19 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

It's a surprise hit because it only has a 17% rating. The reviews are terrible. Doubt they would've been any better if it was Adam Sandler and Kevin James in it instead.

Jan 26 - 04:55 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Horribly Rated films get HUGE Box Office Dollars all the time! Michael Bay's entire career for example. Hello!

King Simba though, you do make a good point. I researched other "surprise hits!" and it turns out a lot of them are Buddy Cop films. The Heat for example and Rush Hour of years past seem to have made way more money then predicted. Maybe the truth of this prejudice isn't so much about race but Critics and Box office predictors prejudice against Buddy Cop Films.

Yeah My Sarcasm didn't translate so well. It's been a rough year regarding Race in film. Michael B Jordan (the Brilliant young actor) being told by Nerd/Geek fans that he has no right to play Johnny Storm. Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D which I was so excited for has every single bad guy or Double Crosser being played by a Minority character. Robert Redford being completely Snubbed by the Academy (that ones age discrimination I tell yah!). Emotions running a little high and I may have jumped the gun. Okay, so Rant over!

Jan 26 - 09:35 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

You should just stop talking now. Seriously. If your first comment was supposed to be sarcasm then you need to look up the meaning of the word; in reality it seems like a terrible race bate that went terribly wrong. Then you're trying to cover it up with Michael Bay outrage and S.H.I.E.L.D. villains races? And agism!? Just stop with your empty outrage. Rant over.

Jan 26 - 11:44 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Who besides the lady in the flower dress has really been a minority double crosser? The guy from the first episode, J August Richards is actually being groomed as pretty heroic, everyone on that show regardless of race has done things both heroic and shady though I agree with your central point that at this point we shouldn't have been surprised about Ride Alongs success. Many of the indicators were there. Week competition, marketable if not blockbuster stars and a small budget had this one pretty likely to succeed.

Jan 27 - 06:17 AM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

The geek/fanboy community is just being protective of what the character looked like when he was originally conceived and want to see the version they have read for decades.

Would you feel the same way if Jesse Eisenberg was being considered for a Shaft remake?

Jan 27 - 03:50 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I was done, That's what Rant over means. Look if someone called you a Racist in the past and it hurt your feelings that's your issue. Everyone but May is white and plastic is a fact of the shows cast not an opinion. I think the show's cast is horrible , that's an opinion that you can disagree with.

J August Richards Double crossed Colson on the Bridge. Then you have Colsons old Chile Flame from episode 2 who double crossed him. That Asian guy with fire powers was evil. Some show's (especially on ABC) don't like strong protagonists of Colour. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy a show. Heck Diverse casting aside how do you get past the Awful writing to enjoy Agent's of SHIELD?

I think Jesse Eisenberg as SHAFT sounds hilarious. I'm not sure what point your trying to make?

Jan 27 - 07:53 PM

David Young

David Young

I saw "I, Frank" with four of my friends, and we all thought it was a fairly enjoyable little romp. Good fight scenes, decent (though not spectacular) special effects, and a plot -- such as it was -- that held together pretty well. If you liked any of the "Underworld" movies, you'll probably like this one, though it's not quite as good as the best of those (episodes 1 and 4).

Jan 26 - 03:06 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Even if it was two white leads, it still would be considered a surprise hit. For a non-horror film debuting in January to make 5 times its production budget is very impressive.

Jan 26 - 03:48 PM

King  S.

King Simba

Really happy for Frozen. Unless it gets completely destroyed by The Lego Movie, it'll wind up making more than Despicable Me 2 and become the highest grossing animated film of 2013. It deserves that spot in my opinion.

Jan 26 - 03:53 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Now the question is if, for all the money it makes, will it be remembered 20 years from now?

Jan 26 - 08:44 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

My guess is absolutely. We still remember Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Lion King that long after they came out, and Frozen feels like those movies

Jan 26 - 09:33 PM

Vincent

Jay Cutler

Making it about race? Feeling insecure I see. Let me guess. Black man stole your wife.....Just kidding!

Seriously though, it still would be surprising that a non-horror film would make that much $$$$.

Jan 26 - 04:19 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

Yeah, and it's destroying all logic and good sense in sight...

Jan 26 - 04:54 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

It's a surprise hit because it only has a 17% rating. The reviews are terrible. Doubt they would've been any better if it was Adam Sandler and Kevin James in it instead.

Jan 26 - 04:55 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

Horribly Rated films get HUGE Box Office Dollars all the time! Michael Bay's entire career for example. Hello!

King Simba though, you do make a good point. I researched other "surprise hits!" and it turns out a lot of them are Buddy Cop films. The Heat for example and Rush Hour of years past seem to have made way more money then predicted. Maybe the truth of this prejudice isn't so much about race but Critics and Box office predictors prejudice against Buddy Cop Films.

Yeah My Sarcasm didn't translate so well. It's been a rough year regarding Race in film. Michael B Jordan (the Brilliant young actor) being told by Nerd/Geek fans that he has no right to play Johnny Storm. Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D which I was so excited for has every single bad guy or Double Crosser being played by a Minority character. Robert Redford being completely Snubbed by the Academy (that ones age discrimination I tell yah!). Emotions running a little high and I may have jumped the gun. Okay, so Rant over!

Jan 26 - 09:35 PM

Infernal D.

Infernal Dude 2.0

You should just stop talking now. Seriously. If your first comment was supposed to be sarcasm then you need to look up the meaning of the word; in reality it seems like a terrible race bate that went terribly wrong. Then you're trying to cover it up with Michael Bay outrage and S.H.I.E.L.D. villains races? And agism!? Just stop with your empty outrage. Rant over.

Jan 26 - 11:44 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

Who besides the lady in the flower dress has really been a minority double crosser? The guy from the first episode, J August Richards is actually being groomed as pretty heroic, everyone on that show regardless of race has done things both heroic and shady though I agree with your central point that at this point we shouldn't have been surprised about Ride Alongs success. Many of the indicators were there. Week competition, marketable if not blockbuster stars and a small budget had this one pretty likely to succeed.

Jan 27 - 06:17 AM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

The geek/fanboy community is just being protective of what the character looked like when he was originally conceived and want to see the version they have read for decades.

Would you feel the same way if Jesse Eisenberg was being considered for a Shaft remake?

Jan 27 - 03:50 PM

Brad and Netflix

Bradly Martin

I was done, That's what Rant over means. Look if someone called you a Racist in the past and it hurt your feelings that's your issue. Everyone but May is white and plastic is a fact of the shows cast not an opinion. I think the show's cast is horrible , that's an opinion that you can disagree with.

J August Richards Double crossed Colson on the Bridge. Then you have Colsons old Chile Flame from episode 2 who double crossed him. That Asian guy with fire powers was evil. Some show's (especially on ABC) don't like strong protagonists of Colour. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy a show. Heck Diverse casting aside how do you get past the Awful writing to enjoy Agent's of SHIELD?

I think Jesse Eisenberg as SHAFT sounds hilarious. I'm not sure what point your trying to make?

Jan 27 - 07:53 PM

Gary Devenport

Gary Devenport

If I was one of Disney's stockholders I'd be flabbergasted by why they haven't announced a sequel to Frozen yet...

Jan 26 - 04:57 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

Because they know they would have to outsource it to Disney Toon Studios where it would become DTV rubbish. I think they should do what they've been doing with Toy Story, shorts and TV specials. I mean come on, Frozen has "Christmas special" written all over it

Jan 26 - 05:13 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

I agree with that idea; there is still the small possibility of a Frozen sequel being made by WDAS and released theatrically as part of the canon (which would be the first canon sequel since "Rescuers Down Under"), but if "The Lion King", the second (first if you count for inflation) highest-grossing Disney animated feature of all time couldn't even get a theatrical sequel, it's unlikely (then again, this is 2014 and not 1994). If I'm being perfectly honest, though, I'd be more interested in shorts/specials from the Wreck-It Ralph universe rather than Frozen; the former's setting holds a lot more interest for me and has a stronger demand for further exploration (while Arendelle is just another typical Disney kingdom to me).

Jan 26 - 05:32 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

Well, maybe just do one short like they did with Tangled. I still think they should do at least one TV special. As for Wreck-It-Ralph, they said they would like to do a sequel, but it's currently not on Disney's crowded slate(one of the reasons I think Disney's main animation studio won't do a Frozen sequel anytime soon).

Jan 26 - 09:38 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

A Ralph sequel could be a hit or miss, they shouldn't try to bite off more than they can chew (a number of people thought the original was overplotted), and there's the possibility that the first film's ending wrapped things up so neatly that a sequel would feel forced, so shorts or a special might be the safest bet. And I'd look forward to a short featuring Olaf and his disassembling/reassembling body with all the funny possibilities that come with it (I recently re-watched Tangled Ever After and laughed non-stop, so I hope this would be just as good).

Jan 26 - 11:03 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

I think Frozen lends itself to an organic sequel better than The Lion King did. Where was a Lion King sequel really going to go besides the obvious Son of Simba storyline which would have just been a tired retread. Elsa and Anna could literally do almost anything with the way Frozen ended and the dynamic could still be new and fresh.

Jan 27 - 06:21 AM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

That would be unbelievable if Frozen joined the billion dollar club. First Disney Animation film to do so, plus its strong chances of winning both Oscars. We may see that rumored stage adaptation sooner than later

Jan 26 - 05:01 PM

Mr. Lee

Daniel Lee

Isn't The Lion King already in the billion dollar club?

Jan 26 - 06:08 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Arguably yes; Wikipedia lists its Box Office take as $987 million, but I don't know if that factors in ticket price inflation.

Jan 26 - 06:20 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

It's really confusing, Box Office Mojo has two separate entries for Lion King, one for the original 1994 run and another for the 2011 re-release. I think the $987 million does account for inflation since it's a total of the original run plus the re-release. As of right now, Lion King still has better attendance than Frozen, but that will likely change if what the analysts predict comes true

Jan 26 - 09:31 PM

King  S.

King Simba

No way Frozen matches the attendance of The Lion King. That 987 mil isn't the adjusted total, it just combines what it made in its various releases. The film made 770 mil Worldwide back in 1994. Considering how Ticket prices have nearly doubled since then that would equal over 1.5 billion in today's prices. Add to that what it made in re-releases and the only films that have sold more tickets than it in the past 20 years are Titanic and Avatar.

None of that of course takes away that Frozen is a huge success.

Jan 26 - 10:04 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

It looks like they only look at domestic numbers when adjusting for inflation, so it's really hard to accurately gauge what Lion King's actual worldwide intake was. In the end though, it won't matter. We'll still say Frozen is Disney Animation's highest grossing movie the same way we say Avatar is the highest grossing movie ever made, even though we know that fact changes when you adjust for inflation. For the record, here's an official chart from an official source

http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

Jan 27 - 11:41 AM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

Because they know they would have to outsource it to Disney Toon Studios where it would become DTV rubbish. I think they should do what they've been doing with Toy Story, shorts and TV specials. I mean come on, Frozen has "Christmas special" written all over it

Jan 26 - 05:13 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

I agree with that idea; there is still the small possibility of a Frozen sequel being made by WDAS and released theatrically as part of the canon (which would be the first canon sequel since "Rescuers Down Under"), but if "The Lion King", the second (first if you count for inflation) highest-grossing Disney animated feature of all time couldn't even get a theatrical sequel, it's unlikely (then again, this is 2014 and not 1994). If I'm being perfectly honest, though, I'd be more interested in shorts/specials from the Wreck-It Ralph universe rather than Frozen; the former's setting holds a lot more interest for me and has a stronger demand for further exploration (while Arendelle is just another typical Disney kingdom to me).

Jan 26 - 05:32 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

Well, maybe just do one short like they did with Tangled. I still think they should do at least one TV special. As for Wreck-It-Ralph, they said they would like to do a sequel, but it's currently not on Disney's crowded slate(one of the reasons I think Disney's main animation studio won't do a Frozen sequel anytime soon).

Jan 26 - 09:38 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

A Ralph sequel could be a hit or miss, they shouldn't try to bite off more than they can chew (a number of people thought the original was overplotted), and there's the possibility that the first film's ending wrapped things up so neatly that a sequel would feel forced, so shorts or a special might be the safest bet. And I'd look forward to a short featuring Olaf and his disassembling/reassembling body with all the funny possibilities that come with it (I recently re-watched Tangled Ever After and laughed non-stop, so I hope this would be just as good).

Jan 26 - 11:03 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

I think Frozen lends itself to an organic sequel better than The Lion King did. Where was a Lion King sequel really going to go besides the obvious Son of Simba storyline which would have just been a tired retread. Elsa and Anna could literally do almost anything with the way Frozen ended and the dynamic could still be new and fresh.

Jan 27 - 06:21 AM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

I agree with that idea; there is still the small possibility of a Frozen sequel being made by WDAS and released theatrically as part of the canon (which would be the first canon sequel since "Rescuers Down Under"), but if "The Lion King", the second (first if you count for inflation) highest-grossing Disney animated feature of all time couldn't even get a theatrical sequel, it's unlikely (then again, this is 2014 and not 1994). If I'm being perfectly honest, though, I'd be more interested in shorts/specials from the Wreck-It Ralph universe rather than Frozen; the former's setting holds a lot more interest for me and has a stronger demand for further exploration (while Arendelle is just another typical Disney kingdom to me).

Jan 26 - 05:32 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

Well, maybe just do one short like they did with Tangled. I still think they should do at least one TV special. As for Wreck-It-Ralph, they said they would like to do a sequel, but it's currently not on Disney's crowded slate(one of the reasons I think Disney's main animation studio won't do a Frozen sequel anytime soon).

Jan 26 - 09:38 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

A Ralph sequel could be a hit or miss, they shouldn't try to bite off more than they can chew (a number of people thought the original was overplotted), and there's the possibility that the first film's ending wrapped things up so neatly that a sequel would feel forced, so shorts or a special might be the safest bet. And I'd look forward to a short featuring Olaf and his disassembling/reassembling body with all the funny possibilities that come with it (I recently re-watched Tangled Ever After and laughed non-stop, so I hope this would be just as good).

Jan 26 - 11:03 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

I think Frozen lends itself to an organic sequel better than The Lion King did. Where was a Lion King sequel really going to go besides the obvious Son of Simba storyline which would have just been a tired retread. Elsa and Anna could literally do almost anything with the way Frozen ended and the dynamic could still be new and fresh.

Jan 27 - 06:21 AM

Mr. Lee

Daniel Lee

Isn't The Lion King already in the billion dollar club?

Jan 26 - 06:08 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Arguably yes; Wikipedia lists its Box Office take as $987 million, but I don't know if that factors in ticket price inflation.

Jan 26 - 06:20 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

It's really confusing, Box Office Mojo has two separate entries for Lion King, one for the original 1994 run and another for the 2011 re-release. I think the $987 million does account for inflation since it's a total of the original run plus the re-release. As of right now, Lion King still has better attendance than Frozen, but that will likely change if what the analysts predict comes true

Jan 26 - 09:31 PM

King  S.

King Simba

No way Frozen matches the attendance of The Lion King. That 987 mil isn't the adjusted total, it just combines what it made in its various releases. The film made 770 mil Worldwide back in 1994. Considering how Ticket prices have nearly doubled since then that would equal over 1.5 billion in today's prices. Add to that what it made in re-releases and the only films that have sold more tickets than it in the past 20 years are Titanic and Avatar.

None of that of course takes away that Frozen is a huge success.

Jan 26 - 10:04 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

It looks like they only look at domestic numbers when adjusting for inflation, so it's really hard to accurately gauge what Lion King's actual worldwide intake was. In the end though, it won't matter. We'll still say Frozen is Disney Animation's highest grossing movie the same way we say Avatar is the highest grossing movie ever made, even though we know that fact changes when you adjust for inflation. For the record, here's an official chart from an official source

http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

Jan 27 - 11:41 AM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Arguably yes; Wikipedia lists its Box Office take as $987 million, but I don't know if that factors in ticket price inflation.

Jan 26 - 06:20 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

It's really confusing, Box Office Mojo has two separate entries for Lion King, one for the original 1994 run and another for the 2011 re-release. I think the $987 million does account for inflation since it's a total of the original run plus the re-release. As of right now, Lion King still has better attendance than Frozen, but that will likely change if what the analysts predict comes true

Jan 26 - 09:31 PM

King  S.

King Simba

No way Frozen matches the attendance of The Lion King. That 987 mil isn't the adjusted total, it just combines what it made in its various releases. The film made 770 mil Worldwide back in 1994. Considering how Ticket prices have nearly doubled since then that would equal over 1.5 billion in today's prices. Add to that what it made in re-releases and the only films that have sold more tickets than it in the past 20 years are Titanic and Avatar.

None of that of course takes away that Frozen is a huge success.

Jan 26 - 10:04 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

It looks like they only look at domestic numbers when adjusting for inflation, so it's really hard to accurately gauge what Lion King's actual worldwide intake was. In the end though, it won't matter. We'll still say Frozen is Disney Animation's highest grossing movie the same way we say Avatar is the highest grossing movie ever made, even though we know that fact changes when you adjust for inflation. For the record, here's an official chart from an official source

http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/adjusted.htm

Jan 27 - 11:41 AM

Byron Harris

Byron Harris

I guess Ice Cube will soon lose his trademarked scowl,because with all the money he's making off of 'Ride Along',he don't have ANY reason for being angry anymore. I'm just saying. Congrats again to Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.

Jan 26 - 07:09 PM

bigbrother

Bigbrother .

LOL, I don't think Mr. Cube has had to worry about Cashish for many years. Think he was still doing fine off the NWA, Boyz in the Hood and Friday money. He's done very well for himself. Very surprising considering the history of singers turned actors.

Jan 27 - 06:25 AM

Dave J

Dave J

Of course, Cube never had to worry about money, but because he was also credited as one of the producers- his cut is going to be substantially more than if he were just an actor! And because of the movie's success, the heads are probably going to push for a sequel!

Jan 27 - 12:10 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Cube should be ashamed of himself. The 1989 Cube would have slapped the shit out of the 21st century Cube. As a producer, Cube bears even more of the blame than simply cashing a check to do a dumb movie. The idiocy of this film, at least from what is revealed in the trailers (and I imagine they were scraping the bottom of the barrel for highlights) is the line - "You don't fight, you're white." Worse than racist, this is sadly ignorant. Yes, can anyone actually name any war started by a white person? Such a peaceful people...

Cube should be pretty goddamned ashamed of himself for this self-hating trash.

Jan 27 - 12:39 PM

Dave J

Dave J

You can't really judge the overall movie experience from a single line since you don't really know what he's referring to nor about it's circumstances- that's only one scene out of many! I will also say that the imdb.com users who had seen it thus far had given it 6.6 rating out of 10 while RT users liking it slightly more giving it 73%!

And as I've pointed out before, maybe the reason why "Ride Along" is performing well has a lot to do with the fact that it's the "only" comedy movie released in the month of January and it is after all the most depressing month of the year with viewers craving to see something to make them laugh, even if it's not really funny to the critics of RT!

Jan 27 - 01:17 PM

Byron Harris

Byron Harris

P.S. Although I usaually do not care much for musicals,I have to say,as being a huge animation fan,I thought 'Frozen' was not only one of the best animated movies I've ever seen,it is on of the best movies I have seen period. I'm saying this as a mostly a sci-fi/action adventure movie fanboy,especially movies like 'Star Wars,Indiana Jones,LOTR,Pacific Rim,etc.

Jan 26 - 07:21 PM

Byron Harris

Byron Harris

*one* of the best movies I have seen,period.Sorry for the mistake.

Jan 26 - 07:24 PM

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Andrew Brinkerhoff

Now the question is if, for all the money it makes, will it be remembered 20 years from now?

Jan 26 - 08:44 PM

Jacob Holmes

Jacob Holmes

My guess is absolutely. We still remember Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Lion King that long after they came out, and Frozen feels like those movies

Jan 26 - 09:33 PM

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