Catching Fire Surpasses The Hunger Games’ Global Box Office Take with $730 Million

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has earned nearly $730 million worldwide in the few weeks since it has been releases, putting it past the first film in the franchise, which made a respectable $691 million.  Catching Fire came in fourth at this weekend’s box office, earning an additional $13 million domestically.

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This weekends’s top 5 are:

  1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  2. Frozen
  3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas
  4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  5. Thor: The Dark World

It’s also worth mentioning that Jennifer Lawrence’s other film in theaters, American Hustle, (which she has earned a Golden Globe Nomination) came in 15th place earning $690, 000.  While that number on it’s own doesn’t sound exceptionally noteworthy, it does once you realize it is in limited release and is showing at six, yes just SIX, locations!  Very impressive indeed!

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Catching Fire Continues to Dominate at the Box Office, #1 Worldwide for a Second Week

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has a firm grip on the box office as it maintains it status as the number one movie in the world for a second week in a row!  Box Office Mojo reports early estimates indicate the film made another $74.5 million this weekend domestically, with an additional $92.5 million globally.  This brings the domestic total up to $296.5 million and international total at $276.4, making it’s haul so far, in just over a week, a very impressive $573 million. If the estimates hold up, it will mean Catching Fire has already made roughly 82% of  The Hunger Games $691 million lifetime gross!

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Catching Fire has been breaking a number of box office records as well, including the biggest 5-day Thanksgiving weekend take with $110.1 million.

The top 5 at the box office this weekend are:

  1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  2. Frozen
  3. Thor: The Dark World
  4. The Best Man Holiday
  5. Homefront

Let’s see if Catching Fire can make it three in a row!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has 2.4 Million Dollar Friday in Brazil

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire debuted in Brazil yesterday with a strong $2.4 million day.  As Box Office Mojo points out in their tweet, that three times what the first film made its first day.

Obviously, we have no idea how well the film will do at the box office overal, and we don’t want to speculate, but this does look like an auspicious start!

 

‘The Hunger Games’ becomes 12th highest grossing film domestically

Over three months after its release, The Hunger Games is still climbing the box office charts.  It has just surpassed 2002′s Spiderman to take the 12th spot in the all time domestic box office records!

From Box Office Mojo:

1 Avatar Fox $760,507,625 2009^
2 Titanic Par. $658,672,302 1997^
3 Marvel’s The Avengers BV $606,298,000 2012
4 The Dark Knight WB $533,345,358 2008
5 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Fox $474,544,677 1999^
6 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
7 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
8 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest BV $423,315,812 2006
10 The Lion King BV $422,783,777 1994^
11 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 2010
12 The Hunger Games LGF $403,776,000 2012
13 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002

It looks like it will probably remain at the number 12 spot as Toy Story 3 is a little too far ahead of it, but that is still fantastic!  The Hunger Games has had an absolutely phenomenal run! And just think, we only have to wait until next month for the DVD.

‘The Hunger Games’ surpass $400 million domestically

Today The Hunger Games reached a milestone at the box office, passing the $400 million dollar mark in North America!  The film has grossed $648 million worldwide and came in 12th place at this weekend’s box office, not bad for it’s twelfth weekend!

From Box Office Mojo:

The Hunger Games eased 33 percent to $1.05 million this weekend. On Sunday, its 80th day in theaters, the movie is expected to pass $400 million, making it the 14th title to ever reach that milestone.

1 Avatar Fox $760,507,625 2009^
2 Titanic Par. $658,672,302 1997^
3 Marvel’s The Avengers BV $571,860,000 2012
4 The Dark Knight WB $533,345,358 2008
5 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Fox $474,544,677 1999^
6 Star Wars Fox $460,998,007 1977^
7 Shrek 2 DW $441,226,247 2004
8 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $435,110,554 1982^
9 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest BV $423,315,812 2006
10 The Lion King BV $422,783,777 1994^
11 Toy Story 3 BV $415,004,880 2010
12 Spider-Man Sony $403,706,375 2002
13 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen P/DW $402,111,870 2009
14 The Hunger Games LGF $400,250,000 2012
15 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 WB $381,011,219 2011
16 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Fox $380,270,577 2005
17 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King NL $377,845,905 2003^
18 Spider-Man 2 Sony $373,585,825 2004
19 The Passion of the Christ NM $370,782,930 2004^
20 Jurassic Park Uni. $357,067,947 1993^

Box Office Charts Update

By now, we all know that The Hunger Games was in the top spot for four weeks in a row. Even after it was dethroned in its fifth week, it was STILL in the top three. Even after the ENORMOUS debut of The Avengers last Friday, The Hunger Games still managed to hold onto its third spot! FYI, as of May 7th (today), it has grossed $617.7M worldwide out of which $380.7M is domestic. Anyways, let’s have a look at some of the main record-breaking charts for The Hunger Games so far.

As of May 7th, 2012:

Action Heroine 1
IMAX (Feature-length) 6
Post-Apocalypse 1
Reality TV 1
Sci-Fi – Based on Book 1

Please Note that The Hunger Games was in third spot for all time opening weekends until The Avengers claimed the top spot forcing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 move to the second spot followed by The Dark Knight and The Hunger Games, respectively.

All Time Domestic 14
All Time Worldwide 63
Top Movies in the Past 365 Days 2
Worldwide Openings 22
Foreign Opening Weekends 46
Opening Weeks 4
Opening Day Gross 6
Single Day Gross 7
Single Day Friday Gross 5
Single Day Saturday Gross 3
Single Day Sunday Gross 8
Theater Averages (Wide Releases) – All Time 4
Theater Averages – Wide Opening Weekends 4
Opening Weekends 4
Opening Weekends – March 1
Opening Weekends – Spring 1
Top 10-Day Grosses 5
Top 3-Day Grosses 4
Top 4-Day Grosses 4
Top 6-Day Grosses 6
Top 7-Day Grosses 7
Top 8-Day Grosses 5
Top 9-Day Grosses 5
Top 5-Day Grosses 4
Second Weekends 8
Third Weekends 8
Fourth Weekends 13
Fifth Weekends 9
Rated PG-13 8
Rated PG-13, Opening Weekends 4
Widest Releases 19
Widest Independent Releases 1
Widest Opening Releases 16
Widest Opening Independent Releases 1
Widest PG-13 Rated Openings 13
Widest PG-13 Rated Releases 14
Fastest to $100 million 3
Fastest to $150 million 4
Fastest to $200 million 6
Fastest to $250 million 6
Fastest to $300 million 6
Fastest to $350 million 8

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‘The Avengers’ fail to beat “The Hunger Games’ midnight opening

While it was very close, The Avengers fell short in midnight ticket sales, coming in a million dollars behind The Hunger Games.  See story from E Online below.

UPDATE: Sellouts, schmellouts. While The Avengers didn’t top The Hunger Games at midnight, it got awfully close, and set a new mark for superhero movies with an $18.7 million take in 12 a.m., Friday screenings.

The Avengers is going to be big, but it’s looking less likely that it’s going to beat The Hunger Games.

At least in the early box-office going, and especially tonight at midnight.

Here is a list of the current top 10 Midnight Openings courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - $43.5 million
2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - $30.3 million
3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse - $30.1 million
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon - $26.3 million
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - $24 million
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - $22.2 million
7. The Hunger Games - $19.7 million
8. The Avengers - $18.7 million
9. The Dark Knight - $18.5 million
10. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith - $16.5 million

Congrats go out to The Avengers for having the highest opening of any super hero movie ever! And a special mention for The Hunger Games for holding tight to seventh place!