Box Office: “Hunger Games” catches fire on Saturday — a $160 million opening weekend

A huge Thursday night and Friday led to a big Saturday and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” now looks like a record breaking (for November) opening weekend.

$160 million. Very impressive. Predictions were in the $170-180 range, but the film isn’t in 3D and it’ll have a nice long run. And it did best the last “Twilight” movie to take the record for November openings.

That’s almost as much as “Thor” The Dark World” has earned in three weeks of release.

“The Best Man Holiday” did another $12 million and is over $50.

“Delivery Man” did $8. It bombed.

“12 Years a Slave” and “Dallas Buyers Club” are still in the top ten.

“Bad Grandpa” will clear $100 million by Thanksgiving, “Free Birds” will hit $50 before “Frozen” chases it off screens.

“Gravity” will clear $250 domestic by the time Thanksgiving weekend is done.

 

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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