Catching Fire is Already Banking Major Box Office

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Catching Fire opened last night with the usual Thursday night, the day before “official” release, screenings. The second chapter in the story of Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and her sparking the fire of revolution in Panem took in an astonishing $25.3 million from those Thursday showings.

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That’s a 28-percent raise from The Hunger Games’ Thursday night showings, and even places the Francis Lawrence film higher than the Thursday night debut of Iron Man 3 earlier this year – which banked $15.6 million.

Although it is impressive, Catching Fire is still tracking behind the July 2012 debut of The Dark Knight Rises. It earned $30.6 million in its Thursday showings. As we stated in our Catching Fire review, the film is even better than the first and we think by the time all is said and done, it will easily out-earn the receipts for The Hunger Games.

Will Catching Fire breaking the $100 million mark in its first weekend? Stay with Movie Fanatic and we’ll let you know. We have a feeling it just might. 

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Quotes

[Eulogy for the fallen tributes of District 11] They fought with honor and dignity until the end. Both Thresh and Rue were so young. But our lives aren't just measured in years. The measure in our lives are the people we touch around us. For myself, for Katniss. We know that without Thresh and Rue, we wouldn't be standing here today.

Peeta Mellark

Gale Hawthorne: [Katniss almost shoots him] Easy. Saw some turkeys on the way here. Crossed right in front of me like I wasn't even there.
Katniss Everdeen: How rude of them.
Gale Hawthorne: That's what happens when you spend six days a week working in the mines. Stupid birds start to think they own these woods.
Gale Hawthorne: When's the tour leave?
Katniss Everdeen: Couple hours.
Gale Hawthorne: Well, let's go.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Review

As The Hunger Games concluded and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) were set to go home to District 12, one would...

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