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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Breaks November Records with $161.1 Million Opening, Surpasses First Film

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Breaks November Records with $161.1 Million Opening, Surpasses First Film

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has exceeded expectations and broken the box office record for November with a $161.1 million opening!

According to THR, the sequel, which brought back stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson, opened to $307.7 million globally, easily passing the first film’s $211.8 million debut in March 2012.

In second place was Thor: The Dark World, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, which brought in an additional $14.1 million.

The Best Man Holiday – a sequel starring Taye Tiggs, Terrence Howard, and more – held strong at No. 3 with a $12.5 million gross.

Rounding out the top five were Vince Vaughn‘s Delivery Man and the animated Free Birds, bringing in $8.2 million and $5.3 million, respectively.

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  • Sheyenne

    I can’t wait to see this movie!

  • Hannah

    Catching Fire is so good. 5/5

  • Guest

    It’s only the 1st weekend and the film already paid it’s own production budget. That’s amazing

  • maricela

    The powerful want to force us for adore certain people that suits them as Angelina Jolie, “the savior of humanity”, that however much she “works” for refugees, the refugees do not improve their situation. People think that saying: “Angelina Jolie is good, she is an example of woman” going to remove the hunger in Africa. That is a distraction to not see the situation of poverty in the countries of Africa and Latin America. They seem to want to brainwash us. They want that we to see Angelina Jolie until in the soup. Forbes always mentioned her as one of the best paid, including this year, BUT SHE HAS NOT MADE FILMS IN THREE YEARS. They have given her as a gift a humanitarian Oscar when, obviously, an honorary Oscar is given to people with more career in film. They give so much publicity to her that to many already have brainwashed. Just remember her mastectomy. Both materialism makes people to have a bandage in your eyes and they do not see reality. Let’s help the poor, the needy, the sick, the abused animals. But without hypocritical advertising like Angelina Jolie. The Holy Bible tells us, about people like angelina jolie, in Matthew 6, 1-3:

    “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
    2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing…”

  • Anna


  • pup

    It was so friggin’ awesome!!!

  • talia

    @Guest: nothing unusual about a film making back its production budget in its first weekend

  • talia

    glad the film is doing well even though I ain’t a fan of them,saw the first one and thought it was ok but will wait till this one is uploaded to netflix as IMO the second film sounds like it has the exact same storyline as the first

  • talia

    @talia: but then again it is called the hunger games after all so the bulk of the movie has to be about that

  • DocP

    @talia: Have you seen it yet? Of course it has the same theme, its the 2nd book in a series. That’s like saying all the Harry Potter movies were the same. ITS A SERIES. I actually went to see it today and I loved it, it follows the book very close but obviously it couldn’t fit everything in 2&1/2 hours. It was awesome, the costumes, the scenery, the acting, everything about it delivered great entertainment. My only criticism would be that all these movies that are greater than 2 hours need to start having intermissions like in the old movies. Its to hard to hold your bladder for greater than 2 hours.