Disney animation Frozen has returned to the pinnacle of the Northern US film chart in its 7th week of release, according to early guesstimates. The Scandinavian-themed flick knocked The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug off the lead spot and into 3rd place.

Frozen took $20.7m (£12.7m) over Saturday and Sunday. The following largest film on the chart was horror offering, Paranormal Activity: The Marked One, which debuted at number 2 with $18.2m.

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, a likely Oscar contender, was at 4. Other awards upbeat, David O Russell’s crime caper American Hustle, rounded out the top 5.

Frozen, which is extraordinarily loosely based mostly on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen, has made more than $600m around the planet.Frozen Hits Hobbit & Appear Topmost In US Film Chart

It is strange for a film to return to number one 7 weeks after its release. The last film to do that according to ticket office tracker Rentrak, was The Passion of the Christ in 2004.

Frozen follows the relationship of Queen Elsa and her sister Princess Anna, who battles to save their dominion when Elsa’s uncontrolled wondrous powers threaten to break it.