BOX OFFICE: Updates On THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, FROZEN, 47 RONIN And More

Hit the jump for updates on 47 Ronin, Frozen, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. And in a surprise twist, Gravity has now passed Man of Steel at the worldwide box office! Read on for details.

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Bailkurn44 - 1/6/2014, 1:35 PM
Hobbit The Desolation Of Smaug for the win!
ReeferInferno - 1/6/2014, 1:38 PM
Gravity absolutely deserves it, so much better than the mess that was MoS. Hopefully Frozen beats it too.
BigMikeReviews - 1/6/2014, 1:40 PM
I'm happy Catching Fire will dethrone the mediocrity of IM3
Facade - 1/6/2014, 1:47 PM
^^Catching Fire is a repeat of Hunger Game...mediocre.
thewonderer - 1/6/2014, 1:49 PM
Catching Fire was fantastic. Wiped away the sludge Iron Man 3 left. Thank god it looks to surpass it domestically.
EdgyOutsider - 1/6/2014, 1:49 PM
Gravity is like Children of Men. Average acted, bland thriller. Great score and pretty good visuals don't make up for everything else. I admire the attempt but, Cuaron fails. This is an opinion but, here comes people attacking this comment in 3...2....1...
EdgyOutsider - 1/6/2014, 1:50 PM
@Façade: Catching Fire is fantastic. The Hunger Games lacked in character development, thrills, emotion, chemistry, everything. Catching Fire took all my problems with the first one and threw them in the trash. They even got the tone right.
thewonderer - 1/6/2014, 1:52 PM
Edgy nailed it. I absolutely hated the first Hunger Games, but they blew me away with Catching Fire.
EdgyOutsider - 1/6/2014, 1:53 PM
@MrFridayNight: I wouldn't go that far
thewonderer - 1/6/2014, 1:53 PM
But Edgy you failed in your analysis of Cuaron. Though Gravity was simply good to me, Children of Men is one the best films ever made.
McFarlaneFan - 1/6/2014, 1:56 PM
Catching Fire will be the #1 in the US in 2013. Which is great because Iron Man 3 didn't deserve that title.
EdgyOutsider - 1/6/2014, 1:58 PM
Prisoners is the best film of the year IMO. Everyone seems to overlook it. Smh
Amazing512 - 1/6/2014, 2:02 PM
It's 2014 people. ..how can catching fire dethrone IM3 for 2013 if we're not in 2013 anymore? I realize catching fire came out later but still. IM3 took 2013 and that's it...and it deserves it.
thewonderer - 1/6/2014, 2:06 PM
Prisoners was good but its a poor mans Zodiac.

I liked the film but it really really drags at times. I think I could have done without seeing Paul Dano tortured the 11th time they showed it.

Then there's that bait and switch ending. A cliffhanger that really has no reason other than to make it seem more clever than the audience.
EdgyOutsider - 1/6/2014, 2:11 PM
@thewonderer: I disagree. I thought the film was very engrossing, especially emotionally. I don't mind the cliffhanger and as far as being a poor mans Zodiac (one of my five all time favorite films), I think it doesn't simply because Prisoners is about what we are capable of when we are pushed to our limit and I think it's by far the most interesting part about the movie and I think seeing all those scenes with Paul Dano being tortured really showed it. Does it drag? Partly.
DrDoom - 1/6/2014, 2:18 PM
Hunger Games is shit

Go Smaug Go
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:20 PM
If Jennifer Lawrence doesn't get a nomination for Catching Fire as Best Actress, I'll be really pissed.

Catching Fire was an awesome film as a whole as well.
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:20 PM
Desolation of Smaug looks as boring as the first.
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:24 PM
Cuarón is a genius.

Gravity a masterpiece.
charlie2094 - 1/6/2014, 2:24 PM
Glad Catching Fire is doing so well, fantastic film! Showed blockbusters should be done, dramatic, serious, incredibly well acted and written...really the only BIG film of 2013 that I feel delivered, IM3, Thor2, MOS and others all disappointed in some ways, Hunger Games actually surpassed my expectations...

Gravity deserves it's success! Great seeing audiences turn up in numbers for such a film, numbers usually reserved for your typical summer blockbuster
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:30 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Isn't it funny that the two Hunger Games movies had better character development, more mature themes, better balance between humor and seriousness moments than any Marvel Studios fim?

Ouch!

I hope I didn't hurt anyones feelings.

;)
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/6/2014, 2:32 PM
People saying Catching Shit when Shitting Fire sounds better.
charlie2094 - 1/6/2014, 2:34 PM
Bet Gravity out doing Man of Steel was a huge surprise to WB, definitely to me...deserves it though, fantastic film

@RichardBoldy

Well the Hunger Games books are quite serious, with mature themes anyway, definitely an older target audience than Marvels films, which are made to cater for a much younger audience. Seeing some idiots on here write it off as "twilight" is humorous :P
NovaCorpsFan - 1/6/2014, 2:39 PM
RichardBoldly

I take it you haven't seen DoS. That movie is far from boring, my friend.
marvel72 - 1/6/2014, 2:39 PM
gravity & desolation of smaug deserve all the money they get,that hunger games crap won't be seeing a penny of my money.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/6/2014, 2:40 PM
Hunger Games doesn't target an older audience than any Marvel movie.
NovaCorpsFan - 1/6/2014, 2:41 PM
Gravity will probably sell tonnes on DVD because people will be like, "Oh I heard this was incredible!" Then they'll watch it and be underwhelmed. It's one of those movies that needs a cinema screen and a theatre to really enjoy and get the most out of it.
charlie2094 - 1/6/2014, 2:43 PM
@Question

It absolutely does, that's not really even an argument ...it still attracts the teen crowd which makes up a large part of it's fan base , but there's barely any humour or action set pieces or anything to speak of, much more serious and mature in nature. Marvel films are made to be much more family friendly, that's just how they are, they're made to attract people of all ages, won't see younger kids watching Hunger Games
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:44 PM
@NovaCorpsFan

Is it at least less boring as the first?

Cuz I heard some bad things about it, so I'm a little skeptical.

QuestiontheAnswer - 1/6/2014, 2:47 PM
I'll give you that The Hunger Games is more serious however it's still a teen flick that has some adult viewers. Marvel is a family film yet attracts more adult viewers.
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:47 PM
@Question

I don't know if you know but here in Brazil where I live, there were some protests against the poloticians and all.

So this film can be very important to help the young people get out of their confort zone and claim their rights.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/6/2014, 2:48 PM
@Richard It has a dragon, do you need anything more.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/6/2014, 2:52 PM
Here by me, Hunger Games is a teen girl fad whilst Marvel is viewed more by adults.
Pedrito - 1/6/2014, 2:52 PM
Wow. Lots of people are jumping on the Catching Fire bandwagon around here.
It was a decent movie aimed anyone from early teens to old pervs. Better than the first, who was total crap (at least for people who have seen Battle Royale).
Anyway, 2014 will be a better year for blockbuster movies.
marantaz - 1/6/2014, 2:54 PM
Don't get all giddy, anti-Marvelites...

Gravity has surpassed MOS in worldwide BO, but not in the domestic BO, tho it soon may.

Hunger Games may pass IM3 in domestic BO, but it's foreign is at half of what IM3 took.

Frozen has passed MOS in both foreign and domestic BO.

Just to clarify it a little... and after Gravity and Smaug close, I suspect MOS will be #7... hell, Thor:TDW only has $38M to go to pass MOS in the worldwide BO, so it could drop to #8 when it's all said and done.

If any of that really matters to you, you're sad. 3 CBMs in the top 12, maybe top 10, if you aint happy about that, you're not a comic book fan.
AGoodHonestMan - 1/6/2014, 2:54 PM
Is that domestic earnings? Because last time I check Catching Fire is not even close to a billion. I told everyone that Frozen will dominate when its released overseas and yeah, Gravity is awesome! Sorry MoS...
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 2:54 PM
@Question

It's funny you say that cuz I didn't see ANY person under 16 years watching the movie in the theater.

In The Moralists's session however....

Lots of kids. And none of the people who watched The Moralists kept speaking about the movie. They just watched the with their brain off.

But yeah, you're right. Hunger Games is the ONE that is totally a teen flick. ;)
Monkeyfuntimepartykids - 1/6/2014, 2:59 PM
I'm all comic book movies so screw Hunger Games. Male Hunger Game fans are no different from bronies.
RichardBoldly - 1/6/2014, 3:00 PM
And yes.

I do need more than a Dragon.

I also found out that Peter Jackson invented some lame ass triangle love story between that elf chick, a dwarf and some Legolas.

I don't remember Catching Fire having that problem....

;)
BigMikeReviews - 1/6/2014, 3:00 PM
Thematically speaking, in terms of social and political commentaries on contemporary society, there's alot more to chew on in Hunger games than a fire breathing guy pearce
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