Peter Berg’s war film starring Mark Wahlberg and Taylor Kitsch climbed 37 places to number one after expanding in its second weekend through Universal and grossing an excellent $39m.

Lone Survivor opened last weekend in two sites and expanded to 2,875. Foresight Unlimited introduced the Afghanistan-set true-life Navy SEAL survival story to the market and handles international sales.

Disney’s animation smash Frozen crossed $700m worldwide and fell to number two on $15.1m for $317.7m.

The Wolf Of Wall Street, the marquee title of financier-producer Red Granite’s young career, climbed one place to number three through US distributor Paramount. Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio in the dark comedy, which stands at $78.6m after three weekends.

Millennium Films’ The Legend Of Hercules directed by Renny Harlin and starring Kellan Lutz from the Twilight series arrived in fourth place on an uninspiring $8.6m through Lionsgate-Summit.

American Hustle crossed $100m in its fifth weekend through Sony and ranks fifth on $101.6m.

August: Osage County has begun its late awards season surge through The Weinstein Company and climbed 24 places to number seven after expanding from five to 905 theatres. The $7.3m weekend haul elevated the tally after three sessions to $7.9m.

Overall box office for the top 12 fell 2.9% against the previous weekend and gained 2.2% on the same session in 2013, when Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty expanded wide in its fourth weekend and climbed 15 places to number one.

Next weekend’s wide releases are Paramount’s spy thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit starring Chris Pine and directed by Kenneth Branagh; Universal’s comedy Ride Along with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube; Fox’s horror tale Devil’s Due; and Open Road Film’s animation The Nut Job.

Estimated Top 10 North America Jan 10-12 2014
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date

1 (38) Lone Survivor (Universal) Foresight Unlimited $38.5m $38.9m

2 (1) Frozen (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $15.1m $317.7m

3 (4) The Wolf Of Wall Street (Paramount) Red Granite International $9m $78.6m

4 (-) The Legend Of Hercules (Lionsgate-Summit) Nu Image $8.6m –

5 (5) American Hustle (Sony) Panorama $8.6m $101.6m

6 (3) The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (Warner Bros-New Line, MGM) WBPI $8m $242.2m

7 (31) August: Osage County (TWC) TWC $7.3m $7.9m

8 (7) Saving Mr Banks (Buena Vista) WDSMPI $6.6m $68.9m

9 (2) Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (Paramount) PPI $6.3m $28.5m

10 (6) Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Paramount) PPI $6.1m $118.5m