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CATCHING FIRE BREAKS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND RECORD

December 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire gobbled up an estimated $74.5 million in ticket sales over the three-day weekend following Thanksgiving and $110.2 million over the five-day holiday period, according to estimates by studio Lionsgate. That put its domestic gross after just ten days to nearly $300 million. It has earned almost that amount overseas as well, with the worldwide total now put at about $573 million. Meanwhile, Disney’s animated Frozen set another record: biggest opening for the Thanksgiving holiday ever. With $93.7 million over the five days, it easily topped the $80-million previous record for the debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone set over the Thanksgiving holiday in 1999.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Rentrak:
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, $74.5 million; 2. Frozen (2013), $66.71 million; 3. Thor: The Dark World, $15.49 million; 4. The Best Man Holiday, $8.49 million; 5. Homefront, $6.97 million; 6. Delivery Man, $6.93 million; 7. The Book Thief, $4.85 million; 8. Black Nativity, $3.88 million; 9. Philomena, $3.79 million; 10. 12 Years a Slave, $3.03 million