Catching Fire ignites box office

2013-11-24 18:47
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire cast

Los Angeles - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire exploded into movie theaters over the weekend, burning up box office charts with $161m in US and Canadian ticket sales, distributor Lions Gate Entertainment said on Sunday.

The sequel to 2012 smash hit The Hunger Games scored the biggest November opening ever and recorded 2013's second-biggest debut, short of the $174.1m for superhero sequel Iron Man 3 in May.

Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, the skilled archer who becomes a beacon of hope for an oppressed society.

The movies are based on a series of novels by Suzanne Collins.

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