The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is off to a blazing start to its opening box office weekend. The film pulled in an estimated $25.25 million for screenings that began at 8 p.m. Thursday night — 28% higher than the midnight-only opening for The Hunger Games last year.
For the entire weekend, Catching Fire is expected to earn at least $140 million — if not more — and is expected to set new records, even possibly beating out Iron Man 3′s record $174 million from earlier this year.
Meanwhile, Catching Fire has already earned an estimated $32 million in 43 overseas markets. The movie is now playing nationwide