Monday Box Office Report – Catch a fire and burn those November records

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As if there was any doubt, the latest chapter in The Hunger Games saga, Catching Fire, did some damn good business. Really, really good business, while Vince Vaughn’s latest comedy bombed worse than government condoms.Catching Fire set new records at the box office, opening to a colossal $161.5 million take. Beating the last 2D-only movie, The Dark Knight Rises, Catching Fire has also surpassed the last three Twilight films which also opened up in November over the last couple of years. Catching Fire doesn’t have the best opening of all time when compared to other entries such as The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and the final Harry Potter film, but it’s a damn impressive debut nonetheless.

Delivery Man didn’t exactly set the box office on fire though. A tepid start saw the Vince Vaughn baby daddy flick only earn $8.2 million on opening weekend, far below this year’s The Internship and even 2012’s The Watch. Here’s how everyone else did on the weekend at the North American box office.

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $161.1 Million
  • Thor: The Dark World – $14.1 Million
  • The Best Man Holiday – $12.5 Million
  • Delivery Man – $8.2 Million
  • Last Vegas – $5.3 Million
  • Free Birds – $4.4 Million
  • Bad Grandpa – $ 3.4Million
  • Gravity – $3.3 Million
  • 12 Years a slave – $2.8 Million
  • Dallas buyers club – $2.7 Million
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Top ten departures this week include the Oscar contender Captain Phillips and the disastrous Ender’s Game, which despite a star-studded cast and visual effects that’ll make your eyes bleed, bombed badly. Ender’s Game only managed to make $79 million worldwide, and lasted only three weeks in the top ten.

Last Updated: November 25, 2013

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