The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surprised no one by setting a new record for a November opening. Earning an estimated $161.1 million from 4,136 locations, the high-profile sequel easily topped the previous record of $142.8 million, set by The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 2009. Perhaps more significantly, Catching Fire also managed to place fourth on the list of all-time domestic debuts, putting it ahead of both The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Here is what the top ten looks like, as of this morning:
|1.||Marvel’s The Avengers||$207.4|
|2.||Iron Man 3||$174.1|
|3.||Harry Potter Deathly Hallows 2||$169.1|
|5.||The Dark Knight Rises||$160.8|
|6.||The Dark Knight||$158.4|
|7.||The Hunger Games||$152.5|
|9.||Twilight Saga: New Moon||$142.8|
|10.||Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 2||$141|
Analysis and this weekend’s top ten after the jump.