Catching Fire Sets Box Office Ablaze; Frozen Makes Strong Debut

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continued to burn up the box office, while Disney's Frozen also made a major splash in its debut over the weekend.

Catching Fire grossed $110.2 million in sales over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, while Frozen brought in $93 million in over the same period.

From Friday to Sunday, your normal three-day weekend, Fire made $74.5 million, while the animated Frozen raked in $66.7 million in that stretch.

Thor: The Dark World and Best Man Holiday finished a distant third and fourth, while Homefront debuted with $6.97 million in three days, placing fifth.

Across the board, weekend revenue for the top 10 films rose a staggering 89 percent to $190 million from the year-earlier period, according to reports.

By contrast, year-to-date revenue is up less than 1 percent to $9.85 billion. Here's a look at the weekend top 10, with total gross and weeks in release:

  1. Catching Fire: $74.5 million ($296.6, 2)
  2. Frozen: $66.7 million (1)
  3. Thor: Dark World: $11.1 million ($186.7, 4)
  4. Best Man Holiday: $8.5 million ($63.4, 3)
  5. Homefront: $6.97 million (1)
  6. Delivery Man: $6.9 million ($19.5, 2)
  7. The Book Thief: $4.9 million (7.9, 4)
  8. Black Nativity: $3.9 million (1)
  9. Philomena: $3.8 million (1)
  10. Last Vegas: $2.8 million ($58.7, 5)
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