‘Catching Fire’ and ‘Frozen’ smash Thanksgiving record

Both ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ and ‘Frozen’ have smashed the existing $82m Thanksgiving record of ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ as the North American box office enjoyed a bumper session.

 

After a solid but unremarkable debut, ‘Catching Fire’ generated some serious momentum during the Thanksgiving period, grossing an outstanding $110.2m over the five days.  Its Friday-Sunday $74.5m return was spectacular and ranks as the fourth highest ever second weekend.  The film has already amassed an impressive $296m domestically during its ten days in play.

 

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ massively exceeded expectations on its debut, boosted by an outstanding ‘A+’ CinemaScore from first night audiences.  The animation adventure earned a superb $93m over the session with 81% of its audience coming from families.

 

Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ remake, starring James Brolin, had a disastrous launch and could only muster an appalling $1.2m.

 

The overall Thanksgiving box office finished on $294m being $3m higher than the corresponding period last year.

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December 2nd, 2013 - admin

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