The Hunger Games: Catching Fire manages to secure top place in the five-day Thanksgiving weekend, breaking several records on the way. Animated flick Frozen also broke Thanksgiving records and made second place. In third place this week is Thor: The Dark World which drops one place from second. Take a closer look at the films below.
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1) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
3) Thor: The Dark World
The Hunger Games sequel is doing incredible and has done amazing this Thanksgiving weekend. The film made $110.2 million over the five-day weekend and beat the Thanksgiving box office record of $82.4 million which was set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 2001. The film has made an incredible $300 million during it’s 10 days out in the US and also the film is ranked third in the top-grossing films of 2013. The movies are based on the books by Suzanne Collins. The films main stars include Jennifer Lawrence as main character Katniss, Josh Hutcherson who plays Peeta and Liam Hemsworth who plays Gale. The first film focused on Katniss as a tribute alongside Peeta from District 12 having to take part in the7 4th Hunger Games where children from all 12 districts are chosen to compete to the death with only one winner. In this film Katniss and Peeta have to take part in a Victory tour and soon find themselves in danger from President Snow who is not happy about the uprising. The film has been widely praised and 2 more films are in the works which are based on the last book, Mockingjay. The worldwide total is currently on $573, so it looks set to beat the record from the first Hunger Games.
In second place this week is Disney’s Frozen which made a great $93 million over the Thanksgiving weekend. This means the film also broke the Thanksgiving record which was set by the Harry Potter flick. The movie has been widely praised by critics and has exceeded the expectations. The film stars are voiced by Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Idina Menzel. The movie tells the story of princess Anna who attempts to find her estranged sister Elsa, the snow queen, who can freeze anything with a touch and who has set off a long winter that is destroying the kingdom. Alongside an ice trader, a snowman and a reindeer she makes the long journey. The film is being called one of the best Disney films to grace our films since the 90′s.
In third place this week is Thor: The Dark World. The movie made a great $15.5 million over the Thanksgiving weekend. The film which stars Chris Hemsworth is sticking around and the film has surpassed expectations, earning more than the first flick. The film is doing really well worldwide. The film stars Chris Hemworth, who plays starring role of Thor and other stars include Natalie Portman as Jane and Tom Hiddleston as popular villian Loki. The film focuses on Thor trying to save earth and the Nine Realms and follows on from his appearance in the Avengers flick. It’s had mixed reviews.