It was little surprise that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire topped the US box office this weekend, but it did so with style, taking an enormous $161.1 million. That’s the biggest opening ever for November, and assuming the numbers hold steady when final figures are released, it’ll be the highest debut for a 2D only film, ahead of The Dark Knight Rises’ $160.9 million.
It’ll also be the third highest start, behind The Avengers and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It should continue to do well, with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up this week.
The only other new opener in the top 10 was Delivery Man, which reached fourth spot with a lacklustre $8.2 million on its opening. While it may find some more viewers over Thanksgiving it’s still likely to end up being seen as a failure.
On its fourth weekend in cinemas Dallas Buyers Club made its first appearance in the top 10, thanks to the fact it added nearly 500 extra screens. It took an extra $2.7 million, for a total of $6.4 million so far. It should continue to do well over the coming weeks, especially with Matthew McConaughey tipped for a strong awards run.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of November 22nd-24th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||$161.1||$161.1|
|2||Thor: The Dark World||$14.1||$167.8|
|3||The Best Man Holiday||$12.5||$50.3|
|7||Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa||$3.4||$95.4|
|9||12 Years A Slave||$2.8||$29.3|
|10||Dallas Buyers Club||$2.7||$6.4|