The 20 Leggiest Films at the Box Office in the Modern Era

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The 20 Leggiest Films at the Box Office in the Modern Era

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | January 13, 2014 | Comments ()


There were other things besides the Golden Globes and NFL Football this weekend (hooray Peyton, damnit Colts). People actually went to the movies; in fact, they went in droves, as Lone Survivor put up the second highest opening January weekend of all time with $38 million (behind only Cloverfield’s $40 million), and the movie is absolutely crushing it with audiences, as it received a rare A+ from Cinemascore, which suggests that Lone Survivor may have some box-office legs.

It will not, however, have the same legs as Frozen, which came in at number two and, despite the absense of a huge initial push for the film, it simply continues to perform, having now amassed $317 million. It’s not only the fourth highest grossing film of 2013 now, it’s box-office stability is a rarity. How rare? The $15 million it put up this weekend is the fourth highest gross ever for a movie in its seventh weekend at the box office. Most films make 40 percent of their gross in the opening weekend, and are out of the theaters by their 7th weekend, if not sooner. But not Frozen.

In fact, only 11 movies all-time have put up over $10 million in their seventh weekends. Here’s the 20 highest grossing films in their seventh weekend, all of which remain (mostly) popular today, which speaks well of Frozen’s eventual legacy and its rewatchability (the film has no doubt been bolstered by repeat viewings). It probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s not just another princess movie.

1. Avatar

2. Titanic

3. The Passion of the Christ

4. Frozen

5. The Blind Side

6. Mrs. Doubtfire

7. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

8. Forrest Gump

9. The Sixth Sense

10. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

11. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

12. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

13. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

14. The Avengers

15. Beauty and the Beast

16. The Dark Knight

17. Ghostbusters

18. Finding Nemo

19. Alladin

20. Jurassic Park


Meanwhile, it was not a good weekend for that Twilight guy, whose name will be forgotten by next year, as the $70 million budgeted Renny Harlin film, The Legend of Hercules, mustered a meager $8.6 million and is an early contender for flop of the year, particularly if international box-office mirrors its domestic. Renny Harlin hasn’t had a hit, really, in 15 years, so I have no idea why anyone gave him $70 million to make a Kellen Lutz movie. Heads will roll at Lionsgate.

Elsewhere, Wolf of Wall Street continues to perform modestly, adding another nine million to bring its total near $80 million domestic. It’s not hitting particularly well internationally yet, so the $100 million film may barely eke out a profit unless it gains some steam during awards season. The $40 million American Hustle is outperforming it, coming in at number five as it creeps over the $100 million mark. August: Osage County expanded this weekend to 900 theaters, and put up $7 million, while Her also went wide, and brought in a decent $5.4 million.

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  • Israel CastDiio

    That FROZEN slayage !

  • ellie

    WOWS isn't out in the UK until Friday. Just WAIT. The English love swearing and violence more than any other.

  • PDamian

    I always find myself hoping against hope that actors with small supporting parts in giant franchise films like Twilight, The Hunger Games or Harry Potter will have either the talent to make a go of it in Hollywood (or the film industry in their native countries) or the smarts to bank their money and invest it wisely so they don't end up humiliating themselves on reality TV for a living. I see actors like Lutz and Ashley Greene, and all I can think is, "Oh, dear ... hope you saved some bucks." Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has been quite open about his failure to bank his Harry Potter salary, instead squandering it on BMWs for everyone in his family and such. He appears to have put together a middling successful career in British film, bless him. I sure hope, for Kellan's sake, that he took his Hercules paycheck and opened up a lazy-three with Vanguard or something.

  • Berry

    It would be great if Frozen's success meant that Kristen Bell could now have the career and recognition she deserves. In other words, I just want everyone to love her like I do. Is that so wrong??

  • Afferbeck

    At least you can feel good knowing five-foot tall KBell was used as an example of 'leggiest'.

  • Guest

    She is a tall, cool glass of water in the photo, and her
    leg-to-body ratio is perfect.

  • Guest

    +1, but I think KBell was just the right amount of fame for the work she's done and has a pretty devout fan club.

  • Berry

    True enough. I also get the sense that she pretty much has the career she wants to have.

  • BAM

    I love Kristen Bell, but she was a bore on Parks & Rec.

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