- Hunger Games: Catching Fire smashed the Thanksgiving weekend box office record by hauling in $110.1M during the five day period to take its total tally up to $296.5M. Though missing some of the rosiest forecasts during its opening weekend, the movie is showing sturdy legs at the box office and earned a top CinemaScore rating which bodes well for the franchise.
- The strong buzz derived from the second installment of the series sets up Lions Gate (LGF) nicely to make the most out of Mockingjay, which will be split into two separate movies to be released on November 21, 2014, and November 20, 2015.
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Hunger Games shows sturdy legs at box office
Dec 2 2013, 08:39 ET