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Fire lights up box office

2013-12-01 21:45
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Los Angeles/New York - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continued to light up the box office through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, collecting $110m over five days to surpass a hefty opening for Disney's new animated film Frozen, and bringing its 10-day total to nearly $300m.

Frozen, which critics lavishly praised, recorded ticket sales of $93m at US and Canadian theatres for the five-day holiday period that began on Wednesday, according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

That far exceeded industry projections of $63m for Frozen for the long weekend, according to the online site Box Office Mojo.

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