Welcome to another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss the weekends box office results. The TOP 3 this week are The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Thor: The Dark World, and The Best Man Holiday.
This week The Hunger Games: Catching Fire destroyed the box office, breaking records and even making it into the Top 10 Opening Weekends. However, the new Vince Vaughn movie, Delivery Man, failed to make a splash, taking the #4 spot with less than $8 million, which doesn't bode well for the funnyman's newest comedy.
1. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Another smash-hit sequel has hit the big screens this November with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Following the events of the first film, Katniss and Peeta become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem. Bringing in an astonishing $158.1 million domestically, Catching Fire came in #6 on the Top Grossing Opening Weekend list and broke the record for Opening Weekend in November, beating out Twilight: New Moon by over $15 million and even topping the first Hunger Games movie by more than $5 million. I'm sure this film will stay in the number 1 spot for the next few weeks, until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters.
2. THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Thor: The Dark World has continued to do well at the box office. This weekend, it drew in $14.2 million domestically, bringing its domestic total to $167.9 million, and $548.9 million worldwide. Only 3 weeks in to its run, Thor: The Dark World is on its way to being a top grossing movie, and will definitely be in the Top 5 for the year of 2013, joining the likes of Iron Man 3, Catching Fire, and the upcoming The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
3. THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY
The surprise hit, The Best Man Holiday, continues to impress, coming very close again to beating out Thor: The Dark World, bringing in $12.5 million, for a 10-day total of $50.4 million on a modest $17 million production budget. Will it be able to stay in the top 3 for a third week? With the upcoming release of Disney's Frozen, I have a feeling we won't be seeing this one in the Top 3 any longer.
Here's a quick rundown of this weekends results:
#1 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - $158,074,286
#2 - Thor: The Dark World - $14,196,302
#3 - The Best Man Holiday - $12,490,920
Next week will most likely still be dominated by Hunger Games: Catching Fire, followed by either the opening of Disney's Frozen or Thor: The Dark World in its forth week, or perhaps we'll all be surprised and see Homefront take the #3 spot. Join us next week for the scoop on WEEKEND ROUNDUP!
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