‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ debuts with $25.5 million on first night

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Credits: Lionsgate

Credits: Lionsgate

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ debuts with $25.5 million on first night

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.

However, Catching Fire ranks 7th in all-time midnight openings, behind the final Harry Potter movie, the last four Twilight Saga movies, and The Dark Knight Rises.

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

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