‘Catching Fire'(storm): Panem breach-breaks ‘Dark World’ and November records

Credits: Lionsgate
Credits: Lionsgate

‘Catching Fire'(storm): Panem breach-breaks ‘Dark World’ and November records

For the insiders’ tolling the demising inevitable that forebodes over the blockbuster, if fade out comes it will descend from a sequential pinnacle of fan-hungry sequels.

With the intensive to feed enthusiastic movie-goers an awaited sophomore installment, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” upends its own premiere weekend potential with a staggering bottom-line of $186. million. 2012s catalyzing devotee-snagger and Jennifer Lawrence theatrical greeter took in $152.5 mil at its opening three-day.

The Nov. 22 to Nov. 24 take-in insets for Lionsgate’s adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ novels an upgrading enrollment within the industry’s all-time weekend openers. Where this best-of category assembles “The Avengers”, imbeds a criminal-warring “The Dark Knight” and turbos “Iron Man 3”, “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” encroaches joining the Golden Snitch finalizer “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” in diversifying the listing from comic book movies’ dominance.

“Thor: The Dark World” didn’t come totally asunder with its drop from a two weeks-running first place. Marvel’s second Phase 2 film in 2013 joins the regular box office ranks with a mortal-maker $14.1 million aggregate for the Asgardian deity.

It does place the second Chris Hemsworth-starring film at a particular rung for best box office debuts within films opening in Nov. throughout film history. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” ousts “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” from the top seat, while the co-starring return of Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence successive additionally exceeds the 8th placing Thor sequel.

For all the record makings, Nov. continues to story itself on respectable runners-up from considered underdog productions. “The Best Man Holiday” held its dramedy-premised ground by only dropping one ranking into a $12.4 million third-placing accumulate. The so-far one animation salient this Nov. in “Free Birds” doesn’t flop down from last weekend’s Top 5. The film featuring the voices of Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson coops up right at ranking on
fifth with $5.3 million.

New comedy “Delivery Man” claims a $7.9 million debut three-day.

Upcoming, a feast of movie-going newcomers sets up the cinematic course on Thanksgiving’s timeline of days for the ranking top five. En mass ticket-sales opens up new fluctuations for the current top rankings even as action-hitters “Homefront” and “Oldboy” mixes with Disney’s animation flick “Frozen” and holiday signifier “Black Nativity” as all of these bring their opening weekend possibilities.


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