'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Closes in on the $300 Million Mark

on December 03, 2013 by Daniel Garris
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Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire claimed first place on Monday with $3.40 million. The blockbuster action-adventure sequel starring Jennifer Lawrence was down 76 percent from Sunday and down 72 percent from last Monday, as midweek grosses in general are clearly coming back down to earth with Thanksgiving now behind us. Catching Fire has grossed a massive $299.698 million in just eleven days of release and is obviously set to surpass the $300 million domestic milestone today. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is currently running 18.5 percent ahead of the $253.01 million eleven-day take of last year's The Hunger Games.

Disney's Frozen placed in second with $2.50 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation was down a sizable 84 percent from Sunday; a sure sign of how heavily the film is skewing towards family audiences. Frozen continues to exceed expectations in a big way with $96.44 million after six days of wide release and should surpass the $100 million domestic milestone on Wednesday. The film is currently running a very impressive 37 percent ahead of the $70.48 million six-day start of 2010's Tangled (which fell 83 percent on its first Monday to gross $1.77 million).

Fellow Disney release Thor: The Dark World took third place with $0.53 million. The blockbuster Marvel superhero sequel fell 75 percent from Sunday and 61 percent from last Monday. Thor: The Dark World has grossed $187.24 million in 25 days, which places the film 15 percent ahead of the $162.44 million 25-day take of 2011's Thor and leaves the film $12.76 million away from reaching the $200 million mark.

Open Road's Homefront finished in fourth on Monday with $0.50 million. The action thriller starring Jason Statham and James Franco was down 68 percent from Sunday. That represented one of the day's better daily holds among wide releases. Homefront has grossed $10.24 million in six days, which places the film 19 percent behind the $12.60 million six-day take of 2010's Faster.

Tags: Homefront, Thor: The Dark World, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
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