Hey gang, I was on the road with TimetoPlayMag.com’s Chris Byrne, aka The Toy Guy, yesterday so the weekly box office recap is a day late but just as exciting as ever.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen broke all sorts of November records. Catching Fire took in $74.2 million over the three-day weekend and $109.9 million from Wednesday to Sunday. That second figure means that the Hunger Games sequel shattered the five-day Thanksgiving weekend record held for the past 12 years by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($82.4 million).
Frozen opened to $67.4 million over the three-day weekend, which is the second-highest weekend ever for a movie that did not open in first place. The movie’s Wednesday to Sunday take is even more impressive with the movie taking in $93.6 million and setting a new record for a Thanksgiving opening. That record previously belonged to Toy Story 2, which earned $80.1 million over the same period.
Even the third place movie, Thor: The Dark World, set some impressive figures. The sequel took in another $11.1 million for a total of $186.7 million, which is more than the original Thor movie and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of November 29 -December 1, 2013:
1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (LGF $74,179,601)
2. Frozen (BV $67,391,326)
3. Thor: The Dark World (BV $11,085,296)
4. The Best Man Holiday (Uni. $8,172,920)
5. Homefront (ORF $6,915,241)
6. Delivery Man (BV $6,835,841)
7. The Book Thief (Fox $4,864,861)
8. Philomena (Wein. $3,676,001)
9. Black Nativity (FoxS $3,669,530)
10. Last Vegas (CBS $2,692,525)
New Movies in bold.
Figures from Box Office Mojo
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