“Hunger” Feasts at the Box Office

Harry Hamm

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” did just that it’s opening weekend at the nation’s movie theaters.  Showing on 4,163 screens, “Hunger Games” has a per screen average of $37, 971. (Averaging around $7,000 is considered good normally.) The total take in North America was $158.1 million. It was the largest opening of any film for the month of November, eclipsing the former record of $142.8 million held by “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”


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“Thor: The Dark World” was a distant second scoring $14.2 million, giving it a healthy grand total of $167.9 million for just three weeks.

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“The Best Man Holiday came in third on its opening weekend with $12.5 million.

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Vince Vaughn’s poorly reviewed comedy about sperm donation, “The Delivery Man,” finished fourth with only $7.9 million. For all the rest of the box office results, click on the link below.

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“The Dallas Buyer’s Club” was the top finisher of films in limited release. It took in $2.7 million on 666 screens and should be going wider soon. Matthew McConaughey is expected to receive an Academy Award nomination for his appearance as a struggling rodeo cowboy with AIDS.

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The only major animated movie of this holiday season, “Frozen” from Disney, opens this coming Friday.



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