Universal’s Navy SEALs action-drama “Lone Survivor” led the domestic box office charge this weekend, estimating $38.5 million, making it the second-highest opening for a wide release or expansion ever in January.
The commanding performance for “Lone Survivor,” which just trails the January record set by “Cloverfield” in 2008 (with $40.1 million), still was unable to lift the weekend box office ahead of this time last year, as totals trailed that frame by roughly 5%.
Still, the Mark Wahlberg starrer easily knocked Disney’s family steamroller “Frozen” from the top spot after the film’s fourth-frame resurgence lat weekend to No. 1. “Frozen” fell to second place, though it still grossed a remarkable $15.1 million in its seventh weekend of wide release, down just 22%, for a Stateside cume of $317.7 million.
Internationally, “Frozen,” which earned $27.8 million from 50 markets, usurped Warner Bros.’ long-held overseas champ “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” grossing a second-place ranking $22.2 million in its fifth frame. »
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