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

I just wanted to say that I didn't know Thresh, I only spoke to him once. He could have killed me, but instead he showed me mercy. That's a debt I'll never be able to repay. I did know Rue. She wasn't just my ally, she was my friend. I see her in the flowers that grow in the meadow by my house. I hear her in the Mockingjay song. I see her in my sister Prim. She was too young, too gentle and I couldn't save her. I'm sorry.

Katniss Everdeen

Caesar Flickerman: Peeta, the wedding, never to be?
Peeta Mellark: Actually, we got married in secret.
Caesar Flickerman: A secret wedding. Alright, do tell.
Peeta Mellark: We wanted our love to be eternal. You know, Katniss and I were luckier than most. I wouldn't have any regrets at all, if it weren't... if...
Caesar Flickerman: If it weren't... for what? What?
Peeta Mellark: If it weren't for the baby.

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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