Weekend Report, December 2, 2013

To say that girl power drove the Thanksgiving box office to record heights would be an oversimplification, but it is definitely the theme as the industry pours over the returns from the long weekend. Catching Fire has a female protagonist, and Frozen has two, but it seems no one explained to America that that meant these films shouldn't be major box office draws. Just to underline the point, testosterone fest Homefront could not even crack $7M against its fairer competition.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: $74.5M

Francis Lawrence
CAA - Beth Swofford
3 Arts - Erwin Stoff

Jennifer Lawrence
CAA - Tracy Brennan

Josh Hutcherson
ICM Partners - Meredith Wechter
The Beddingfield Company - Ric Beddingfield


Frozen: $66.7M

Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
CAA - Chris Till (Lee only)
Code Entertainment - Rich Freeman (Lee only)

Kristen Bell
CAA - Tracy Brennan
Brookside Artist Management - Emily Gerson Saines

Idina Menzel
ICM Partners - Bonnie Bernstein
One Entertainment - Heather Reynolds


Thor: The Dark World: $11.1M

Alan Taylor
UTA - Peter Benedek

Chris Hemsworth
CAA - Bryan Lourd
ROAR - Will Ward

Natalie Portman
CAA - Kevin Huvane
Brillstein Entertainment Partners - Aleen Keshishian


The Best Man Holiday: $8.49M 

Morris Chestnut
Gersh - Brett Norensberg
KLWGN Entertainment - Brian Wilkins

Terrence Howard
CAA - Jim Toth
Authentic - Jon Rubinstein

Sanaa Lathan
ICM Partners - Philip Grenz
John Carrabino Management


Homefront: $6.97M

Gary Fleder
WME - Robert Newman

Jason Statham
CAA - Josh Lieberman
Current Entertainment - Steven Chasman

James Franco
CAA - Kami Putnam-Heist


Source: Box Office Mojo