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Friday 22 August 2014

Disney hit freezes out horror tale

Kristen Bell is one of the stars of Frozen

Disney's Frozen has retaken the box office top spot in the US with 20.7 million dollars (£12.6 million), freezing out the horror spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.

According to studio estimates, Paramount's The Marked Ones debuted in second place with 18.2 million dollars (£11.1 million), a total that includes Thursday night screenings. The film is a stand-alone story spun off from the lucrative, low-budget horror franchise Paranormal Activity.

But it wasn't able to overcome Disney's animated tale Frozen - starring the voice talents of Kristen Bell and Jonathan Groff - which has been a hit for family audiences for the last seven weeks. Another hold-over, Warner Bros.' The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, came in third with 16.3 million dollars (£9.9 million) in its fourth week of release.

The near-blizzard snow storm that battered America's north east may have tempered the weekend's box-office business.

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