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“Catching Fire” Wins Weekend Box Office, Sets Two More Huge Records

Disney’s “Frozen” put up a good fight, but it was no match for reigning box office champion “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Holding up considerably well for a tentpole, “Fire” earned an impressive $74.5 million over the three-day weekend. The haul, a decisive record for the post-Thanksgiving weekend, brings the film’s cumulative gross to $296.5 million. It is now the third biggest film of the year behind “Iron Man 3” and “Despicable Me 2.”

With Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day included, the “Games” sequel earned a record $110.1 million over the holiday.

“Frozen,” which earned $66.7 million over the three-day weekend (out of a five-day total of $93.0 million), claimed second in the weekend race. “Thor: The Dark World” ($15.5 million, $186.7M cum.), “The Best Man Holiday” ($8.5 million, $63.4M cum.) and new release “Homefront” ($7.0 million, $9.8M cum.) completed the top five.

“Black Nativity” and “Oldboy,” the week’s other notable releases, bowed on 1,516 and 583 screens for respective totals of $3.9 million (8th place) and $0.85 million (17th place).


Written by Dolph Malone

Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

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