Happy December to you all! Hope the turkey and family time was good on you. This week, ‘Gravity‘ (WB) was the #1 selling film internationally, though most of the chart is saturated by ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘ (LG), and then stands ‘Thor: The Dark World‘ (BV). Every day of the week, however, ‘Catching Fire‘ remained on top of the charts, no competition from any of the other films that have been released.

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This week, Jennifer Lawrence kept ‘Catching Fire‘ at #1, ‘Frozen (2013)‘ (BV) took #2, ‘Thor: The Dark World‘ fought hard into #3, ‘The Best Man Holiday’ (Uni.) took #4, the sweet romantic comedy featuring Vince Vaughn released into #5, and the holiday appropriate ‘Free Birds‘ (Rel.) escaped into #6. Like all great buddy films, ‘Last Vegas‘ (CBS) took #7, ‘Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa‘ (Par.) scored into #8, ‘Gravity‘ floated into #8, and ‘12 Years A Slave‘ (FoxS) landed at #10. The Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, with Sophie Kennedy Clark as the younger Philomena, are featured in ‘Philomena‘ (Wein.) which is new to the charts at #18.

This weekend, the exciting and thrilling second edition of ‘The Hunger Games‘ remained aloft at #1, ‘Frozen (2013)‘ is at #2, ‘Thor 2‘ at #3, ‘The Best Man Holiday‘ at #4, and ‘Homefront‘ (ORF) was released into #5. ‘Delivery Man‘ dropped to #6, ‘The Book Thief‘ (Fox) jumped up the charts to #7, ‘Black Nativity‘ (FoxS) opened in to #8, ‘Philomena‘ (Wein.) takes #9, and ‘Last Vegas‘ blew out to #10. New release and disappointment, ‘OldBoy (2013)‘ (FD) landed at #17 and ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom‘ (Wein.) took #26.

Rank Title Studio
1 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Lionsgate
2 Frozen (2013) Buena Vista
3 Thor: The Dark World Buena Vista
4 The Best Man Holiday Universal
5 Homefront Open Road Films
6 Delivery Man Buena Vista
7 The Book Thief Fox
8 Black Nativity Fox Searchlight
9 Philomena Weinstein Co.
10 Last Vegas CBS Films

Out December 4th includes ‘Breakfast with Curtis‘ in limited release and ‘Out of the Furnace‘ in New York and Los Angeles before it’s in wide release on the 6th. Several films follow in limited release on the 6th, including holiday films like ‘Adventures of the Penguin King‘ and ‘Merry Christmas‘. Along with those include the dramatic thriller ‘Crave‘, an homage to early songwriters ‘Inside Llewyn Davis‘, and ‘Twice Born‘, which features Penelope Cruz.

Anyone have any predictions for December?