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As most of the nation dealt with wintry weather this weekend, it seemed fitting that Disney’s “Frozen” walked away with domestic box office crown, estimating $31.6 million, enough to eclipse Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” which ended the three-day frame with $27 million.

In three weeks, “Catching Fire” has amassed nearly $675 million globally, of which $336.7 million comes from the States. “Frozen” has cumed $190.2 million worldwide, including $134.3 million domestically.

Prior to the weekend, the pair had been tracking neck-and-neck, with each expected to gross north of $30 million, based on past comparisons for this same weekend, as well as a lack of new competition in the marketplace.

Relativity Media’s revenge drama “Out of the Furnace” marked the only new wide release and posted a disappointing $5.3 million through Sunday. A company spokesperson commented on the performance saying, “There’s no better swing for a studio to take than one with a »


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