THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Rakes in $25.2 Million on Opening Night; Could Hit More than $160 Million Opening Weekend
collider.com There was no question The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would be a big hit.  The only question was how big since it didn't have a 3D boost, but it did have IMAX.  Variety reports the highly-anticipated and well-reviewed sequel earned $25.2 million from domestic opening night screenings, and is now on track for a $160 million weekend.  If it surpasses that number it will break the record for biggest opening weekend for a 2D movie (a record currently held by The Dark Knight Rises, which opened to $160.9 million).  If Catching Fire sticks to analyst predictions, it should handily take the record for biggest November opening, which currently belongs to The Twilight Saga:

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Synopsis and Credits

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" stars Alan Ritchson, Amanda Plummer, Bruno Gunn, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Woody Harrelson.

Directed by Francis Lawrence.
Written by Michael Arndt and Simon Beaufoy.
Production company/distributor: Lionsgate.

Release Date: November 22, 2013

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