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As it challenges 'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' proves a bracing blast
As it challenges 'Hobbit,' 'Frozen' proves a bracing blast

The holidays are a time when family-friendly films pack in audiences like the Dallas Cowboys pack-in last-minute turnovers. But even in a season when the G and PG films come with a built-in head start, it's hard not to be impressed by what "Frozen" has done. Disney's retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale "The Snow Queen" finished in second place this weekend, its fifth in wide release, with $28.8 million. As the numbers came in throughout the weekend, at times the film even challenged the more recently released, advance-hyped "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" for the top box office slot, and in fact wound up finishing just a few bucks...

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