Hunger Games Clobbers Thor in Epic Bow
Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi sequel beats expectations by $20M
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2013 4:40 PM CST
This image released by Lionsgate shows Josh Hutcherson as Peeta Mellark, left, and Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."    (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)

(Newser) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is no everyday sequel. The Jennifer Lawrence sci-fi pic defied expectations with a massive $161.1 million opening, thumping Thor: The Dark World ($14.1 million) and earning the best November debut ever, Variety reports. Meanwhile, The Best Man Holiday ($12.5 million) fell on its second weekend as Vince Vaughn's laugher Delivery Man ($8.2 million) bowed weakly and Free Birds ($5.3 million) stayed afloat after four weeks. On a smaller scale, the release of Nebraska ($540,000) widened to 28 theaters and Captain Phillips ($1.8 million) still appealed to adult audiences.

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Snake-Eyes
Nov 25, 2013 10:50 AM CST
I saw Thor last week & saw Hunger Games this week. Hunger Games Catching fire is the best movie I have seen in 2013. It is a very good movie, better than the original IMHO.
cornelison
Nov 25, 2013 12:09 AM CST
Wait 'til the steelbook comes out. There will be more than 1 version. Future Shop will sell those versions. Overseas in the UK and Germany, it will be a mass production of other versions. Too bad they don't use lenticular covers on steelbooks.
gomer99
Nov 24, 2013 10:14 PM CST
The final line -- "...and Captain Phillips ($1.8 million) still appealed to adult audiences." -- tells you: 1. Who goes to movies, and 2. Why movies are.....the way they are.