The hit movie Frozen froze the horror movie spinoff Paranormal Activity: The Marked ones out of the top spot in the weekend’s box office, reclaiming the title with another $20.7 million and a 4.3 Tribute star rating. The Marked Ones’ debut was chilled by the animated film, which has been a hit with audiences for the past seven weeks, surpassing $600 million worldwide, making Frozen the second highest Disney Animation release behind The Lion King. The Marked Ones opened with $18.2 million, taking second place this weekend with a Tribute star rating of 3.1 stars. The movie is a stand-alone story spin off from the Paranormal Activity franchise. The fifth installment of the horror series will be released in October. Cooling down into third after a fiery three-week box office domination during the holidays, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took in $16.3 million, making the domestic cumulative total $229.6 million. The Hobbit’s second installment currently has a Tribute rating of 4.2 stars.
Fourth and fifth place went to The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle, respectively. Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, with Leonardo DiCaprio, generated $13.4 million and holds a 2.6 Tribute star rating, while the star-studded American Hustle, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, followed close with $13.2 million and a 3.4 Tribute star rating. ~Jennifer Yoo