'The Wolf of Wall Street' Reclaims Top Spot on Wednesday; 'American Hustle' & 'Frozen' Round Out 2nd and 3rd Places

on January 09, 2014 by Shawn Robbins

Paramount's The Wolf of Wall Street returned to first place and added $1.64 million to its haul yesterday (down 16 percent from Tuesday), giving the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio flick a $68.12 million tally its first 15 days. Fellow Paramount title Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones scared up $0.84 million on Wednesday, giving it a $21.42 million 6-day start--35 percent behind the pace of 2012's Paranormal Activity 4.

Sony reports that American Hustle swiped another $1.3 million yesterday, representing a 13 percent slip from the day before. Hustle's domestic total now stands at $91.75 million and is expected to clear the $100 million threshold over the upcoming weekend.

Frozen slipped to third place on Wednesday with another $1.18 million take, a 38 percent decrease from the previous day. That swings its domestic cume up to $301.5 million after becoming the fourth 2013 release to top the $300 million benchmark.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug fell 25 percent to $1.17 million on Wednesday. Peter Jackson's Middle-earth prequel-sequel has amassed $233.1 million up to this point. Smaug is also running 13 percent behind the pace of An Unexpected Journey.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues earned $0.86 million on Wednesday. The comedy dropped 25 percent from Tuesday and brought the sequel's total earnings up to $111.64 million.

Meanwhile, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire edged closer to the 2013 box office crown with $0.523 million brought in from Wednesday's business. That gives the sequel a $408.896 million total, meaning it will top Iron Man 3's $409,013,994 early today (Thursday) to become the highest grossing domestic release of 2013.

Tags: Frozen, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, American Hustle, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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